Kwara Utd Players, Officials Protest Unpaid Salaries

Kwara Utd Players Protest

Players and officials of Kwara United FC of Ilorin on Monday took their protest over unpaid salaries to the state's Ministry of Finance.

The group, clad in their club's official kits, carried placards with different inscriptions, demanding millions of naira in unpaid sign-on fees and salaries.

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According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the protesters barricaded the entrance into the Ministry of Finance, denying workers access to their office as at 11:45 a.m.

Kwara United FC captain, Akeem Onigbari, told NAN on the sidelines of the protest that they were protesting because of the backlog of sign-on fees and salaries, insisting the protest would continue until their demands were met.

“They are owing us a backlog of sign-on fees, five to six years, our salaries have not been paid for the months of March, April and May.

“We have been here since 7 a.m and this protest would continue until they answer our prayers.

“No one has been here to talk to us on our demands, so we are here, ” Mr Onigbari said.

Kwara United is scheduled to play Remo Stars on Monday in a Match 21 NPFL encounter at the State Stadium complex, Ilorin.

When NAN contacted the Chairman of the club, Oladimeji Thompson, he said he was aware that the players and officials of the club held a protest.

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He, however, declined comments on the issue.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago

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