Founders dis­solve Mighty jets man­age­ment com­mit­tee

Daily Trust - - SPORT - From Lami Sadiq, Jos

Pa­trons and founders of the Mighty Jets Foot­ball Club of Jos at the week­end dis­solved the man­age­ment com­mit­tee of the club and ap­pointed Bar­ris­ter Ti­mothy Buba as Chair­man and Muham­mad Baba Otu as Gen­eral Man­ager.

The de­ci­sion of the pa­trons was con­tained in a let­ter writ­ten to the Plateau State Gover­nor, Si­mon Bako La­long dated 21/10/2015 and signed by the founder’s pres­i­dent Ali Promoter.

The let­ter which was made avail­able to sports writ­ers in Jos, noted that it be­came nec­es­sary to dis­solve the God­frey Hamza led man­age­ment com­mit­tee due to cor­rup­tion and mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion of over N350 mil­lion.

It stated that Hamza had gone ahead to de­clare him­self as a new di­rec­tor and in­cor­po­rated a new name for the club at the Co­op­er­ate Af­fairs Com­mis­sion.

“This be­hav­iour shows how cor­rupt, crim­i­nal minded and du­bi­ous the chair­man is which negate the present prin­ci­ple of change which this present ad­min­is­tra­tion has been prop­a­gat­ing,” it said.

The founders claimed that the chair­man had pro­posed a bud­get of N170, 488,071 mil­lion, for the 2014 sea­son, of which former Gover­nor Jonah Jang had ap­proved the sum of N150,488,071 mil­lion but said no salaries had been paid to the play­ers.

“The man­age­ment has col­lected over N350, 000,000 mil­lion from the state gov­ern­ment and the sales of play­ers for the past three years but to our great­est sur­prise, for all th­ese years, salaries were not paid, more than four times, no pro­mo­tion and the club has just man­aged to es­cape be­ing rel­e­gated to lower divi­sion against the per­for­mance of Plateau United,” the let­ter reads in part.

The founders called on Gover­nor La­long to probe the ousted man­age­ment of all al­le­ga­tions to serve as a de­ter­rent to oth­ers.

How­ever, when con­tacted, God­frey Hamza said Ali Promoter was not recog­nised as a founder of the team and said ap­proved bud­get by the pre­vi­ous ad­min­is­tra­tion was not com­pletely paid to him.

“We have been pay­ing salaries to the play­ers, Promoter should not com­plain on be­half of the play­ers over non pay­ment of salaries be­cause no one has com­plained. I have given my financial record to the tran­si­tion com­mit­tee on sports and I have also giv­ing them my out­stand­ing debts that was not paid to me by the gov­ern­ment,” Hamza said.

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