Fresh 850 Million controversy hits AFN

Fresh controversy hits AFN


A former board member of Athletics Federation Nigeria , Evangelist Solomon Ogba , who resigned on Monday  has disclosed through a statement released by his Media Officer , Olukayode Thomas that 850 million naira applied by the Sport Ministry to supports the African Championship was not declared by the Sport Ministry .

Ogba , who is the Chairman of LOC of the 2018 African Senior Championship in Asaba said he is surprised no one is talking about the 850 million naira .

“As at today, neither the LOC of Asaba 2018 nor anyone from Delta State has been informed about what happened to the 850m the Sports Ministry requested from the Presidency for Asaba 2018,” Ogba noted.

The first Vice President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee further reiterate his commitment to the development of Athletics in Nigeria regardless to stepping down from the AFN board .

“I am still the Delta State Athletics Association President which is one of the biggest stakeholders in the country and I would continue in that role even as I continue to contribute at all levels to the development of sports”

Ogba also lamented on the undue interference and several attempts made to impeach Shehu Gusau , the president of the Athletics federation .

“As an elder statesman, I cannot continue to watch and see things go bad but my resignation from the board does not mean I am no longer part of the athletics family,” Ogba stated.

Mudashiru Shittu

Mudashiru Shittu

A Sport writer , reporter and a broadcaster with huge knowledge of Sporting Events in Africa and beyond .

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