Okowa Emerges AFN President

Okowa Emerges AFN President
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… says my mandate to athletes and coaches

By Joel Ajayi 


Chief Tonobok Okowa of Delta State has emerged the new President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) at the authentic Elective Congress of the Federation that took place  at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja on Monday.

The congress was attended by 35 state chairmen of AFN, who converged  in Abuja since Saturday for the congress and elections. 

The election was held following the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development  invocation of  section 10.4 of the 2017 AFN Constitution  which led to the dissolution  of Board citing the expiration of its term.

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The Nigeria Olympics Committee (NOC), the Ministry’s representatives and Nigeria’s Ambassador designate to South Africa amongst others were observers at  the election.

Speaking after the victory the newly elected AFN President Chief Tonobok Okowa affirmed that his mandate as President would  prioritise athletes and coaches’ welfare.

Okowa made this assertion during his acceptance speech  after he was unanimously elected in Abuja on Monday.

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“First of all, my mandate is  all about the Athletes and Coaches, we’ll make sure we give them an enabling environment to succeed, we will give priority  to welfare package. 

“We have to draw up our programmes and ensure we do proper budget especially the one that will favour the Athletes and  Coaches and  ensure they excel”.

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The newly elected executive assured that  they will work in unison with all zones to fulfill their mandate.


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