Festival: Lagos Blames Unregistered Athletes For Meal Shortage

Festival: Lagos Blames Unregistered Athletes For Meal Shortage

There have been widespread complaints by athletes and officials alike over their inability to get food at the designated venues.

Festival: Lagos Blames Unregistered Athletes For Meal Shortage

But Daodu said they prepared for the number of athletes and officials submitted by the states to the Main Organising Committee of the festival.

He said a decision had been taken to send unaccredited athletes away from the hostels.

Daodu said at the Kofo Aina Ademola Hall, University of Lagos, “Every state has a specific number of athletes and officials that are to be taken care of, which was approved by the MOC but unfortunately, some states brought more than the numbers registered with the MOC.

 “It is this same number that was passed to us at the LOC. In a meeting with the MOC and all Directors of Sports from all the states, it was resolved that any athlete without accreditation and meal ticket should vacate the hostel so that we can concentrate on the true athletes.”

However, an athlete from a northern state, who claimed anonymity, said she was accredited but also had problems in getting her meals at the right time.

“You can see my accreditation as an athlete but I had to buy food outside for some days. Sometimes when you go to where they told us to eat, they will tell you food is finished. Sometimes you get food in the morning, you won’t be served for the rest of the day. There were some athletes who couldn’t eat for a whole day,” she said.

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