Sports Minister Dare Endorses Okowa – Led New AFN Board

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare

The minister of youth and sports development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has charged the new board of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN, to be focused and remain above board in the discharge of its responsibility, insisting that no national sports federation in the country is autonomous of the government.

Mr. Dare described the elections of Okowa-led new board of AFN as a new dawn for track and field in Nigeria, saying the conduct of the elections strictly in accordance with the 2017 constitution of the AFN as recommended by both World Athletics, WA, and the Confederation of African Athletics, CAA, shows a new seed of hope.

Dare, who was speaking against the backdrop of the AFN parallel board elections held on Monday with the one in Abuja producing Okowa and the other in Birnin-Kebbi producing Ibrahim Gusau, maintained that the only AFN board recognized by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development was the one led by Okowa.

He explained that the ministry’s recognition of Okowa’s board was due to the compliance with the Constitution of the Federation and laws of the land.

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