FC Taraba Players Sleep in Front of Govt House Over Unpaid 11 Months Salary (Photos)
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December 16, 2015 ( Post 1 )
The players of the Taraba football club are currently passing the night in front of the government house in Jalingo state as they await the state governor to address their lengthy months of unpaid remuneration.
Two days ago, FC Taraba players were disappointed by the Taraba State Government who had promised to pay the salaries owed, according to Channels TV.
The goalkeeper Ikechukwu Obilo said the club chairman, Daniel Ishaya Gani, had assured the players that the Government had agreed to pay them 4 months salary out of the 11 months owed, but the players were disappointed again on Monday.
To protest the unfair treatment, the players gathered their mattresses and camped out in front of the Government House in Jalingo, all through the night, with hopes that the Governor will heed to their plea.
Previous reports have it that they were attacked by soldiers during a peaceful protest at the goverment house during which some players were brutalized.
Today, 16th of December marks their second day of sleeping outside the government house under the harsh harmattan weather that is intensive in the northern part of Nigeria with insects incessantly biting them.
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Explaining the current protest, Obilo said: “Nothing has happened and the players are very angry. We have made plans to return to there (Government house) on Monday.”
”I heard the Chairman say the deputy Governor asked them to prepare a memo for 4 months payment but the Chief of Staff protested insisting only 2 months will be paid. At that point the Chairman stormed out of the office.”
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