Ondo uncovers ‘400 ghost workers’ in football agency

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A three-man Interim Management Committee set up by the state government to look into the administration of the Ondo State Football Agency, ODSFA, has discovered about 400 ghost workers on the payroll of the Agency.

SUNSHINE HERALD recalled Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, through his deputy, Mr. Agboola Ajayi during the month set up a committee headed by Mr. Gbenga Elegbeleye to find a solution to the unimpressive performance of the state-owned football teams.

The ODSFA is in charge of Sunshine Stars Football Club and the Sunshine Queen Football, Akure.

Speaking to newsmen in Akure, Mr. Elegbeleye, said 620 names were on the payroll of the agency.

"On assumption of office, we asked for a list of all the staff in the agency in the employ of the ODSFA and what we saw was surprising. A list of over 600 persons was submitted but when we did a headcount of the staff few days later, we discovered that the agency had over 200 workers.

"The most annoying thing is that, there are no criteria to determine who earns more or less. We noticed that some (secondary) school certificate holders were earning more than BSc holders," he said.

He said the corrupt practices going on in the agency is responsible for the inability of the agency to pay salaries of players and officials of the Sunshine Stars.

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