AFN Crisis: 6-man committee set up to probe Gusau-led board




SWAN President, Honour Sirawoo (right) accompanied by SWAN and Sports Council officials addressing Yobe female hockey team as part of activities marking his two-day official visit to Yobe State

The crisis rocking the Athletics Federation of Nigeria took a new dimension Monday as 6-man committee was inaugurated by the body acting president George Olamide to probe the of Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau led board.

The Committee which was inaugurated at the AFN Secretariat at Moshood Abiola Stadium, is headed by Afolabi Oluwole Olawale chairman

Others members are Timmon Gunnen, Mkpa A. B.  Jacob Onu ,  Kenneth Iworai, while  Bolaji Deji will serve as secretary

The Committee had  two weeks to  submit its report to the AFN and part of the terms of reference of the Committee are as follows, to evaluate the PUMA sponsorships terms of engagement, possible, payments made, equipment delivered to AFN and any other. 

“To evaluate the violation of the AFN Constitution Article 6:6.1.4 by the President, Engr. Ibrahim Shehu Gusau by calling Annual General Congress of AFN without due process  To examine the records of expenditure of major championships, include but not limited to: i. Africa U18 and U20 Athletics Championships in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. ii. IAAF World Championships in London and Doha, Qatar in 2017 and 2019 respectively and ascertain the amount approved by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and genuineness of all payments.

“ To examine and evaluate factors responsible for the viament of funds meant for payments to athletes, coaches and officials allowance at international events.  Identify and report the role and responsibility of the International Association of Athletics Federations, IAAF on the hosting of world championships to athletes and officials 

The committee is also empower to submit any report that will identify  any other matters for further investigation to relevant agencies

The acting AFN President Olamide urged the committee members to be up and doing as he called on well meaning Nigerians to join hands together to sanitize the body.

Reacting the committee chairman, Afolabi Olawale promised that the body will be fair minded to all.

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