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Thursday, March 11, 2021

Kogi Basketball Fiesta: Ex-basketball International Thanks Governor Yahaya Bello

 Kogi Basketball Fiesta: Ex-basketball International Thanks Governor Yahaya Bello.



By Akin Bolarinwa 


The Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has thrown his weight behind the much anticipated grassroots basketball camp due to hold in Kogi State any time from now.


Ex- basketball international Samuel Oguche has noted that, hosting a grassroots basketball camp in Kogi State is a welcomed development.


According to the basketball aficionado, the move by the sports-loving Governor to sponsor basketball camp at the grassroots will further enrich the culture of basketball and other sports in the Confluence State.


Samuel Oguche commended Governor Yahaya Bello for his foresight and initiative while also encouraging sports stakeholders in the state to support the government of the day.


“I will like to commend the Governor of Kogi State for this smart move because that is the best legacy any government can give to the youth.


Going back home and being part of history is a big thing for me. I will like to thank His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello for his continuous support to sports and youth development".


The Kogi State Basketball Fiesta will be held in conjunction with the Sam Oguche Basketball Foundation.

Friday, February 5, 2021

Kogi United players barricade Government House, threaten to boycott league games

 Unpaid sign-on-fees: Kogi United players barricade Government House, threaten to boycott league games



Players of Kogi United on Thursday launched a peaceful protest at the Kogi State Government House to press home the demand for their unpaid sign-on-fees for two years.



The players who were dressed in their club colours marched to the State government house to lodge their complaint to Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello.



They blocked the entrance of the Government House, threatened to continue the protest until all their entitlements were paid.


The angry players have also threatened to adopt other options, which includes boycotting of their 2020/21 Nigeria National League matches.



"We want to be paid our two years sign-on-fees as we have people that looks up to us for survival," said one of the angry players.


"They promised to pay our entitlements but it did not happen."


"We are tired of empty promises from Kogi State Government. We don't think playing league games will be a good option for us."



The players also claimed that increment in salaries, which was promised by the State Government, is yet to be activated.



It will be recalled that Kogi State Governor, His Excellency Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello recently approved the release of the sum of N3,980,000,000 to implement projects in the first quarter as provided for in the budget.

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