There was a massive protest across the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium and adjoining streets on Wednesday as 513 staff of the Edo State Sports Council had been relieved of their jobs by Governor Godwin Obaseki with effect from March 21.

The sack was contained in a memo dated March 4, 2022 and people affected have been drawn from junior, senior and management categories of employees

The government said it was a part of the federal government’s transition plan from the now defunct Edo State Sports Council to the Edo State Sports activities Fee.

The memo said that while the affected employees could be immediately paid their one month in lieu of notice, their pension payment would begin in April 2022.