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Saturday, April 25, 2015

NSC Boss, Gbenga Elegbeleye Booted Out

Boss at the National Sports Commission, Gbenga Elegbeleye has been sacked.

The Minister of Sports, Dr. Tammy Danagogo, has fired the Director General of the National Sports Commission, Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye.

In Elegbeleye’s stead, as earlier reported during the week by The Eagle Online, Danagogo has appointed Al-Hassan Yakmut, a Director in the Ministry of Sports, as acting DG.

Danagogo’s letter sacking Elegbeleye was dated April 16, 2015.

However, The Eagle Online had to retract the earlier story because our source could not obtain the sack and appointment letter as promised.

It was learnt that President Goodluck Jonathan approved the sacking of Elegbeleye on April 15, 2015.

However, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim, was said to be opposed to the move.
Anyim thus refused to issue the letter of sack.

While it was an open secret in the Minister of Sports that Elegbeleye was only marking time, the refusal of Anyim to obey the presidential order kept the sports world on the edge.

Yakmut is said to be the most senior technocrat in the NSC.

Danagogo’s Special Adviser on Media, Patrick Omorodion, said Yakmut’s appointment was in keeping with the tradition of appointing a technocrat to head the Commission.

An ex-volleyball player, Yakmut holds a Bachelors Degree in Physical and Health Education from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and a Masters Degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

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