The Benue State government has Sacked the vice chairman of Lobi Stars Football Club of Màkurdi, Mr Mike Idoko over poor performance of the Club among other things.
A statement by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Professor Tony Ijoho, directed Mike Idoko to hand over the club property to the Secretary of the club Mr Terzungwe Chugh.
The call for the sack of Mr Idoko reached a climax when protesters carrying placards with various inscriptions stormed Aper Aku stadium and staged a peaceful protest during the NPFL match between Lobi Stars and Katsina United.
Recalled that Governor Samuel Ortom has expressed worry at the declining performance of the club in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season, threatening that whoever is found guilty in the alleged shortchanging of players which has led to their poor performance will be made to refund such monies.
The Governor also announced that there will be a shake up in Lobi management to ensure optimal performance. “Lobi is dear to the hearts of my administration and to all Benue people that is why we have placed the club on first line charge.
“I have met with my deputy Governor who is the chairman of the club to look critically at the issues with the club and by the time I get a full briefing from him, action will be taken,” had stated.