… there was no written agreement – Supervisor
Volunteers at the just concluded 20th National Sports Festival have accused the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of shortchanging them financially.
Speaking exclusively with some volunteers who declined giving their names to avoid being victimised by the authorities said they were promised N50,000 but have been paid just N15,000.
“We were promised N50,000 by the LOC through the Edo State Skills Development Agency (Edo Jobs) which is the agency that recruited us for the volunteering job.
“Before we resumed, they told us how much they would pay us. They collected our account numbers as well. We were going to protest for them to pay us and were forced to pay us N15,000.
“Later on, we heard they were going to pay us N30,000 not N50,000. We just feel they have cheated us and it is not fair,” they said.
Speaking with one of the supervisors who simply gave his name as David said they was no written contract with the players and they would be paid N30,000 not N50,000 as it was widely said.
“There was no written agreement with the volunteers. We only heard that they will be paid N50,000 and that is rumour. Even as a supervisor, it was said I would be paid N70,000,” he said.
The festival ended yesterday with Team Delta retaining the title it won during the 19th edition in Abuja.