Sports stakeholders have urged Governor Godwin Obaseki to properly set up the Edo State Sports Commission with a duly appointed director-general and board members, saying it will help in the professional management of sports in the state.
In 2018, the Obaseki-led administration created the ESSC, with ace sports broadcaster and lawyer Godwin Dudu-Orumen appointed as chairman.
A year later, the commission was formally passed into law by the Edo State House of Assembly, with a provision for the position of a Director-General and a Board of Trustees for the smooth running of the commission.
The ESSC, our correspondent learnt, should have a chairman, director-general, a board and seven directorates, but the governor is yet to inaugurate the board or appoint a director-general for the sports body.
The commission, it was further learnt, is yet to be given a take-off grant by the state government, to commence work.