30th December, 2011
Governor Abiola Ajimobi today appointed Mr. Allen Andrew as the new Coach of 3SC Football Club of Ibadan.
The governor, according to a statement signed by his Special Adviser on media, Dr. Festus Adedayo,promised that the state government would ensure that the club would not be allowed to suffer relegation again.
Coach Allen Festus, an indigene of River State, had been at various times Assistant Coach, Chief Coach and Technical Adviser for the New Star Football Club of Ilorin, Ranchers Bees of Kaduna and Bukola Babes Football Club of Ilorin, before his new appointment.
Charging the coach to use his wealth of experience to salvage the club and bring back its lost glory, the governor stated that he had been in touch with other governors in the South-West on the need for the zone to support 3SC adding, â€œWhether we like it or not, 3SC is a club of the whole of South-West and we must allow it to remain soâ€.
Sen. Ajimobi, who also handed over a brand new Renault Saloon Car to the coach, expressed satisfaction with his profile, stressing he had the cognate experience required for the job.
He expressed the hope that being an achiever and a master of the game, Festus would be able to impact positively on the club.
â€œ3SC is our darling club but it is unfortunate that the club has been allowed to deteriorate. Even the entire state had been at the brink of precipice. We must transform the club. We must bring it back to our own standard. Never again will we allow it to suffer relegation. We will provide all the necessary logistics, that is, funding and facilities for the club. And as our coach, you will get our support if you perform well. Try and give your best to the club and you will be adequately rewardedâ€™â€™, Ajimobi stated.
The Governor also sacked the Vice-Chairman of Oyo State Pilgrimsâ€™ Welfare Board (Muslim Wing), Alhaji Abass Oloko. In a letter dated 30th December, 2011 and signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Akin Olajide stated that the sack is with immediate effect.
Alhaji Oloko had been reported in the media to have engaged the Chairman of the board, Alhaji Taofeek Akewugberu, in a bloody clash on yesterday (Thursday December 29, 2011) during which the chairman was beaten to a pulp.
Akewugberu and Oloko were said to have been at each otherâ€™s throats since their appointment into the board by the state government, a situation that manifested before their departure for the last hajj.
Alhaji Oloko, who was said to have complained that he was not officially informed about the peace meeting summoned by the chairman, stormed the Olodo, Ibadan secretariat of the board with people suspected to be thugs and asked them to seal off the offices to prevent the meeting from holding.
The two-paragraph letter entitled, â€œTermination of Appointmentâ€™â€™ reads â€œAs a result of recent development, the State Government has decided to relieve you of your appointment as a member and Vice-Chairman of the State Pilgrimsâ€™ Board (Muslim Wing), with immediate effect. On behalf of the State Government, I thank you for your past services to the board and hope that you will be willing and ready to offer your service in any other capacity the government may desire in futureâ€.