The Federal Government (FG) has dissolved the board of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), on Monday.
The latest development was made known via a statement signed by the media aide to the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, John Joshua-Akanji, on Monday.
The statement was titled, “Dissolution of Athletics Board”.
The FG cited the expiration of the board’s tenure as the reason behind the latest development.
The FG further stated, “Pursuant to article 10.4 of the 2017 constitution of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, the ministry hereby dissolves the board of the AFN.
“We have advised that the elections should be organised in accordance with the 2017 constitution of the AFN as contained in the agreement reached at the reconciliation meeting held in Abuja last April and brokered by the Confederation of African Athletics and World Athletics,” the ministry stated.
The ministry, therefore, enjoined delegates at the congress on Monday to eschew bitterness and vote for candidates that can unite the federation.
Recall that the AFN had at its extraordinary congress in Abuja on Sunday asked the ministry to invoke article 10.4 of its constitution and dissolve the outgoing board.