Pillars bosses sacked after ouster

The board and management of Kano Pillars have been sacked following the team’s exit from the CAF Champions League.

Pillars failed to advance to the first round of the Champions League at the weekend and  the Kano State Government wielded the big stick by firing the Abba Yola-led board and the management headed by Abba Galadima.

The special adviser to the state Governor on sports development, Ahmad Shuaibu Gara Gombe, disclosed this on Monday while briefing newsmen at the state Deputy Governor’s conference room.

According to him, the new board was reconstituted following the failure of the last board to meet the state government’s expectation.

Gara Gombe further explained that the last board was insubordinate to the constituted authority, lacked accountability and prudent management of public resources as well as lack of cooperation and synergy among the members.

He said that other problems militating in the last board poor quality of technical officials, adding that composition of both management of the club and board without clearly spelt out demarcation of reasonability and the condition of service.

The SA said that the new board of directors of the club include Ibrahim Haruna as chairman,  Garba Nuhu Danburan, vice chairman; Aminu Dan Amo; Lawan Adda’u; Sabo Abdullahi Kofar Mata; Bashir Muazu; Abubakar Naziru Aminu; Kabiru Ali Dawaki; Nasiru Garba Bichi and  Garba Umar.

While the new management committee will have Umar Babangida Muhmad as general manager, Kabiru Baleria, team manager; Salisu Yaro, general coordinator; Okey Emordi, technical adviser; Dr. Ibn Garba Idris, medical officer; Rilwanu Idris Malikawa, media officer; Muhammad I Abba, licensing officer; CSP Shuaibu Bello, chief security officer; Shehu Aliyu, finance officer, Habibu Zubairu, kit manager, Surajo Tudun Wada to serve as secretary.

However, the SA said that the state government has directed the state accountant general to provide 100 million Naira to the LCM as part of its guideline to all premier clubs.

Gara said that the state government has approved the payment of all outstanding liability of the club with corporate affairs commission

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