The Bauchi State Government has officially terminated the appointment of Aminu Umar, the interim chairman of the Wikki Tourists Football Club’s management team. In a statement released on Wednesday in Bauchi, Muhammed Salis, the Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, announced this decision.
“It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform you of our decision to terminate your role as the interim chairman of Wikki Tourists Football Club, effective immediately (today),” stated the release.
The statement further highlighted the reasons behind the termination, stating, “Your appointment as interim chairman was a testament to our belief in your ability to steer the club in the right direction. However, we have observed a series of actions that regrettably contravene the clear instructions and guidelines provided for the proper management of the club.”
The government pointed out that the violations included borrowing funds without due approvals, making appointments without adhering to due process, and a failure to accept and rectify mistakes after receiving warnings.
“These actions compromised the transparency, accountability, and effective governance we expect within the club,” the Bauchi government explained. “As a result, we are left with no choice but to terminate your interim chairmanship.”
The statement also acknowledged and appreciated the efforts and commitment of Aminu Umar in leading the club. However, it emphasized the importance of upholding principles of good governance, responsible financial management, and adherence to established procedures.
“We trust that this decision will serve as an opportunity for both you and the club to reassess and move forward in a manner that upholds the highest standards of integrity and professionalism,” concluded the statement.