Posted on Mon 13 May 2019, 08:11 PM

The Lagos State-owned Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere has been sealed off by policemen.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that a detachment of policemen and other security officials were stationed at the entrance of the stadium, preventing people from gaining entrance into the facility.

The Lagos State Sports Commission had been engulfed in crisis following an April 23 circular directing heads of government agencies to handover by May 10.

However, LSSC Chairman, Dr Kwekwu Tandoh and the Director General, Babatunde Bank-Anthony, had claimed that the Commission was not affected by the circular. 

However, the workers union and athletes had earlier threatened to shut down the commission if Tandoh and Bank-Anthony showed up in the office after their May 10 handover date.

NAN reports that a portion of the circular read; “Members of Statutory Board, Chief Executive Officers of Parastatals, Organisations and Governing Council, whose tenure have not lapsed are not affected by this directive.

“For avoidance of doubt, the Statutory Board under reference above are; Civil service Commission, Judiciary Service Commission, Independent Electoral Commission, House of Assembly Service Commission, Audit Service Commission, Teaching Service Commission, Local Government Service Commission, Primary Health Care Board and Lagos State Pension Commission.”



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