Orbih heads 4-man committee to resolve AFN crisis

National Olympic Committee (NOC) has set up a four-man investigative panel to mediate in the crisis rocking the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).

The Committee was set up during its board meeting which is part of their Annual General meeting on Wednesday night.

Phemmy Adetula, Public Relations Officer of NOC said that the panel has Francis Orbih, President of Badminton Federation as chairman with Binga Margaret, President, Taekwondo federation, Toyin Aluko and Emmanuel Nweri as secretary.

According to Adetula, the NOC cannot afford to close its eyes to happenings in the AFN. The Olympic movement and solidarity is known for peaceful co-existence.

So, for this simple fact, athletics as a sport including other federations in the country must enjoy a peaceful environment without any rancour as they prepare for the forthcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan next year.

He said the committee was mandated to report its findings within the shortest possible time to NOC..

In attendance were former Governor of Delta State,  Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan;  representative of HRM Oba Elegunshi, Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima, Rt. Hon Marc Wabara, Mrs kofo Nwokedi and Maj. Gen. Adamu Dyeri.

The Annual General meeting of the NOC took place on Thursday at the Starview Palace Hotel in Abuja.

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