Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has revealed that his administration upon assumption of office, has made the salary of players of Adamawa United and Queens Clubs on a first-line charge.
He stated this when he hosted the officials of the ministry of Youths and Sports as well as technical crew and players of Adamawa United and Adamawa Queens Clubs at the Conference Hall, of government house, Yola.
Governor Fintiri explained that the development was as a result of his keen interest in handling sporting activities and the welfare of youths and also reassured his administration’s total commitment to uplifting the development of youths in the state.
The governor expressed concern over a recent protest by players of Adamawa United, saying it was unfair to the government.
He maintained that the present administration will continue to accord priority to the progress and development of youths and sports and in addition will do everything within its available resources to attain the objective.
Governor Umaru Fintiri used the medium to also congratulate the players of Adamawa United for their recent qualification to play in the Nigeria Premier League after several years of trials and struggles.
Earlier in his remark, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Youths and Sports, Malam Bashir Aliyu said the meeting was convened so as to discuss some burning issues in the ministry with a view to proffering amicable solutions to them.
It could be recalled that Players and members of the Supporters Club of Adamawa United Football Club Monday took to the streets in protest, accusing the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Sports of not paying them their allowances and even disengaging some players, accusations which the permanent secretary denied.