FG Sets Agenda For Newly Elected AFN Board

FG Sets Agenda For Newly Elected AFN Board
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By Joel Ajayi 

Federal government has charged the newly elected  board of the Athletics Federation  of Nigeria (AFN) to be focused and remain above board in the discharge of their responsibility.


The  Minister  of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, gave the charge on Tuesday in Abuja when he inaugurated the newly elected board led by Chief Tonobok Okowa.

In his words , “This is indeed a new dawn for Track and Field in Nigeria as exemplified  by the way you conducted your elections strictly  in accordance  with the 2017 Constitution  of your Federation  as recommended  by both World Athletics  and the Confederation  of African Athletics. 

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“This shows a new seed of hope has germinated to replace  some of the rotten  seeds  sowed some four years ago.

“You must  avoid the pitfall of the past and  follow not just the constitution of the AFN,  but also work within the laws of our sovereign country, Nigeria”.

The Minister assured that  the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development will continue to support the newly elected executive to take the AFN to  greater height.

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Chief Tonobok Okowa in his acceptance speech, thanked the Ministry, while  reiterating his commitment to make the welfare of Athletes, Coaches and officials as priority as well as to unite the Federation devoid of sentiment.


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