Yesterday in Abuja, the Senate Committee on Sports and Youth Development alleged the Minister for Sports and Youth Development, Sunday Dare of tribalism and nepotism.
The Senate made the remark while rejecting the decision of Dare to appoint his kinsman, Soji Eniade as the Director General of the Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre (CLTC), a parastatal in the Presidency but under the supervision of the Ministry.
The Minister was accused of positioning his kinsmen in different positions in the ministry has he had already being accused of such before.
The Committee said it was unfair for Dare to appoint his kinsman as the Director General of the Training Centre when the Acting Director General, Oluremi Sola-Phillips who hails from Lagos State has been doing well as the head of the Centre
The committee made its stance known when the management of CLTC went to the senate to defend the 2022 budget proposal.
It all started yesterday when it was the turn of the Centre to defend its budget, the committee had called for the Director General to begin the budget defence. But, instead of Sola-Phillips taking the podium, Mr. Soji Eniade stood up and introduced himself as the Director General.
The Committee expressed surprise because he was a stranger in their midst. He then told the Committee that he was appointed to the position ‘two days ago,’ adding that though he was the Director General, the Budget would be defended by the Acting Director General.