Athletics Federation of Nigeria members who participated in ‘sharing’ the US$135,000 being associate overpayment of grants by the globe athletics ruling body IAAF are given 3 days to refund the money or resign from their positions within the troubled federation.
AFN President Gusau The Sports Ministry’s permanent secretary gave the directive, it had been gathered, once associate emergency meeting of the AFN board Tues evening in Abuja.
And it remained to be seen if the members fingered within the misappropriation of the fund can respond because the point given by the IAAF to refund the total quick approaches.
Although details of the meeting stay uncomplete and members are keeping sealed lips, it had been gathered that bulk of the money was spent on shopping for kits for the 2018 African Championships in Asaba and also the AFN president, Abraham Gusau and his helper and technical director Sunday Adeleye had offered an evidence on what transpired.
The couple had been running the AFN while not inputs from alternative members of the board. “It is a humiliation to the current country what has been occurring within the AFN.
Those that have shared the money should need to refund it or they must simply honorably resign from the board,” a high sports ministry official confirmed yesterday.
The IAAF had given Nigeria period ranging from might fifteen to refund the money or face sanctions, that several have translated to mean a ban of the country from collaborating in international events.