Nasarawa Government intervens in Nasarawa feeders crises to Stop Further Protest.
The Nasarawa State Government has moved to stop more protests by the state-owned club Nasarawa United Feeders.
The players, who were sacked after the state government disbanded the team in November following the financial crisis in the club, we earlier
It was learnt that the state government decided to pay the players following reports they were planning to hit the streets again.
The players embarked allegedly incensed after a government official claimed they were paid N30,000 monthly, whereas they were being paid N8,000 and N10, 000 monthly.
Sources said the players decided to suspend further protests after meeting with the sports ministry, where they were promised that they would get their entitlements.
Commissioner for Youths and Sports Development, Bamaiyi Anangba, who spoke with our correspondent, confirmed that the crisis had been resolved after the players were paid.
Anangba also said while playing host to members of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Nasarawa State chapter, the senior team Nasarawa United would recruit five new players to enable the side to finish top in the Premier League at the end of the season.
According to him, the decision of the ministry to dissolve Nasarawa United Feeders was based on a recommendation of the management of the club.
He said “We sat down with them (players) and when they presented their facts and we brought in our facts, they discovered that we followed due process.
“They were apologetic and said they were very sorry for what they had done. Some of them have secured admission to institutions outside the state and still expect pay from the feeders team which they have deserted.
“I only dissolved them based on the recommendation of the management of Nasarawa United. The coaches wrote their report to the management of Nasarawa United and the management forwarded the report to me.”
He explained that plans to bring a new set of feeders team have reached advanced stages, adding that equal opportunities would be accorded to all applicants irrespective of tribe and location.
The commissioner added, “I was in Loko to witness a football competition and I saw two good players which if given the opportunity will do well in the feeders.
“Somebody in Farinruwa, Panda and Gadabuke should be given the opportunity. By the time the person today plays for the feeders’ team by tomorrow he will play internationally, which is a form of empowerment to them.”