Ondo government sacks over 400 ODSFA staff

Rotimi Akeredolu

Ondo state government has cut down the number of staff at it’s football Agency (ODSFA), down from 639 to 157.

Chairman of the three man committee, set up by the state government on March 27th to look into the four years financial records of the agency, chief Gbenga Elegbeleye made this known while presenting report of the committee to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu in Akure

PageOne’s correspondent in Akure Isaac afolabi reports that the former Director General of the National Sports Commission maintained that the affected 482 workers were discovered to redundant and irrelevant during the verification exercise

Elegbeleye who said the discovery had consequently reduced the ODSFA monthly finance from twelve to six million naira noted that salaries of overpaid staff had equally been cut down

He lamented that most faceless workers who had nothing to offer at the agency received hundreds of thousands naira monthly while some graduates were offered ten thousand naira as salaries

Elegbeleye explained that irregular payment of salaries had made some fantastic players including goalkeepers to abandon the club which according to him is making sunshine football club to struggle in the Nigeria professional football league.

Responding, Governor Akeredolu promised to go through the report and appealed to stakeholders to ensure sunshine stars did not go on relegation in the current season.