Athletes and officials of Team Lagos have rejected the Hall of Residence provided by the organisers of the ongoing National Sports Festival.
The poor standard of the rooms was one of the reasons the team rejected Hall IV.
One of the athletes told our correspondent on the telephone that it took the intervention of their team management for the Local Organising Committee to replace their accommodation, The Punch reports.
He said, “When we arrived at the venue, we were asked to proceed for registration, so we could not access the rooms immediately. After the hectic registration process, we were asked to go to Hall IV. When we got there, it was not conducive at all. We could not even enter.
“We complained and our officials also reasoned with us. They later asked the organisers to change the accommodation and they did. We are now in Hall VI and it is better.”
The poor state of the hall which has old toilets, bathrooms, and other facilities has made students nickname it the Headquarters of Beans.