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Bar. Chris Green Announces Immediate Refurbishment Of Rivers Hoopers Camp



Rivers State Sports Commissioner, Barr. Chris Green has announced the immediate commencement of the refurbishment of the camp of Rivers Hoopers Basketball Club.

Barr. Green noted that the need for the refurbishment followed his recent visit to the camp of the Basketball club.

He expressed shock at the state of the facilities at the camp noting that it was in a dreadful state of dilapidation.

The Commissioner then expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the Executive Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (CON, GSSRS, POS Africa) for making it possible for the affected players and officials of Rivers Hoopers to enjoy a new lease of life.

“I was left in a state of shock when I saw how unkempt and dilapidated the Rivers Hoopers camp was,” Barrister Green said to the Rivers State Sports Ministry’s official media outlet.

“The place (camp) wasn’t habitable at all and represented a health hazard. I knew we had to take action immediately.

“Incidentally, the Rivers State Sports Council also have their offices at the same premises as the Hoopers and the situation is obviously the same.

“I have directed that Council is relocated to the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium and this will take immediate effect.

“We are going to use the overhead that has been provided by the Gov. Wike to renovate the place for the Rivers Hoopers, as well as the Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium for the offices for the staff to relocate.

“We want to thank his Excellency the Governor for providing the overhead to aid us this development.

“As a Ministry, we are committed to ensuring that funds meant for purpose are effectively and efficiently utilized.

“Everyone knows we (Rivers State) have the best Governor in Nigeria who will stop at nothing in ensuring that the welfare of every Rivers Man and Woman is top priority.

“Everyone is very happy and thankful to the Governor. The team have also vowed to give their best,” he concluded.

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North East Commission; Group Heads For Court Over Reappointment of Former MD. Mohamed Alkali



…. Exposed How Billion was looted

Crises situations in the North East, might assume another dimension, as the North East Commission statutory established to address humanitarian crisis and infrastructural deficit, as a result of insurgency , is embedded in management crises over the appointment of the management Director.

Just as the Reappointment of Mohammed Alkali Goni, after serving his five years as tenure in office as the managing Director has become a matter of litigations, allegations of mismanagement of resources in the Commission has emerged over the weekend in Abuja .

Addressing newsmen, in Abuja on Saturday, North East pressure Group, said that the appointment of management Staff of the Commission has been politicise to a level where every appointment zone to the North East has been taken over by Borno state

The Coordinator of the group , Dr. Haruna Garus Gololo, a political activist, who led the group in a terse press Statement said that the group will be left with no option than to approach the Court to seek redress , if the concerned authorities failed to address the rot in the Commission.

” We are constraint, to draw the attention of the President and Commander of the Armed Forces, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, to the abuse of the Act. establishing the North East Commission ( NEC), by his Vice president, Senator Kashim Shettima over the statutory appointment of the managing Director of the Commission “

” The Act . clearly defined the procedures and laid down rules on the appointment of the Managing Director upon the approval by the National Assembly, which stipulates five years tenure, it is this act that has been subjected to gross Constitutional abuse with the Reappointment of Alkali, after years in Office ” he said.

Dr. Gololo, also an All progressive Congress ( APC), Chieftain said that
” Since the inceptions of this administration, every Federal appointments meant for North East is being taken to Borno state with impunity .”

Continue, the one coordinator of the All progressive Congress (APC), pointed at the appointment of the Minister of Agriculture and the recent Reappointment of Mohammed Alkali Goni, for another five years as against the Constitutional provisions “

” There are about six states in the North East, Gombe , Bauchi, Yobe and Borno, but all the appointment have been to Borno”
He warned that” we have concluded our investigations using some auditors and discovered the billions of stolen in the Commission, rather than addressing the challenges in North East, the management has become part of the crises because of their desperation to cover up the monumental Corruption”

Gololo, accused the Vice president, Senator Kashim Shettima of the implications of supporting the Reappointment of Alkali, as this may further create another crises in the Commission.

” We are given the presidency only Seven days to reverse the Reappointment of Alkali, because it is the turn of Gombe state, we have competent people in Gombe and Bauchi “

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