Alleged shortchanging of Delta Queens allowances: Group warns detractors to leave Okowa alone

Alleged shortchanging of Delta Queens allowances: Group warns detractors to leave Okowa alone
September 18 14:57 2023 Print This Article

A Group of concerned stakeholders in Nigeria sports industry have condemned in totality attempt by Sahara reporter to malign the person of the Chairman of Delta state Sports Commission, Tonobok Okowa.

The group in a statement made available to the media on Monday noted that there have been smarting and obnoxious allegations against Okowa over alleged shortchange of N1.1m each being allowance accrued to the Delta Queens football team officials.

They stated that the allegations was found not only spurious, lacking in concrete evidence but a by-product of hear-say aimed at tarnishing the image of Delta State Sports Commission’s hierarchy.

“Is it not unimaginable that the Delta State Commission Chairman should stoop so low to shortchange Delta Queens officials who needed much more motivation to achieve goals set before them by the sports loving Governor of the State Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori?

Again, detractors such as Sahara reporters medium and their cohorts have failed to comprehend the workings of Government in nascent digital world.

It’s not all proposals sent to Government for Approval that comes out intact.

“The Sports Commission has to judiciously manage Funds Approved for its activities for good purposes.

What detractors may have seen was Proposals and not real government funds Approval. It would be mere waste of time to join issues with Sahara reporters medium overtly noted for such outdated style of journalism.

“You don’t throw stones at every dog that barks at you when you are on a serious mission. We can’t be distracted”

It’s also curious that those peddling the unfounded rumours against Delta State Sports Commission are themselves gullible for  working in the opposite direction for the set goals of sports in Delta State.

“All records on how funds were disbursed are intact and once more, Delta State Sports Commission cannot  succumb to wanton intimidation or cheap blackmail just to press for  gratifications.

“Delta State Sports Commission is ready to grant interviews if need be to the media to shame detractors who knows next to nothing than to spread falsehood and hatred through unanimous ways and means.

“The Delta State Sports Commission is aware of the envy which its numerous successes in Sports over the years have attracted to the state, but the Sports Commission will not be detarred or relent in all efforts to forge ahead with the Commission’s mandate to be loyal,  develope and motivate all Delta State Sports Associations to greater achievements ahead.

“Delta State Sports Commission under the watch Chief Tonobok Okowa also wants to reiterate its commitment without any form of ambiguity to sports officials, AthIetes and the good people of Delta State,” the group concluded.

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