The board of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria has been dissolved upon the expiration of its term. Announcing the dissolution on Monday 14th June the Sports Ministry of Youth and Sports says the tenure of the board has expired. ‘Pursuant to article 10.4 of the 2017 constitution of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, the Ministry hereby dissolve the board of the AFN,’ said the Youth Ministry in a statement. Continuing, the Ministry said the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development understands that the AFN will hold an elective congress on Monday June 14.
‘We have advised that the elections should be organised in accordance with the 2017 constitution of the AFN as contained in the agreement reached at the reconciliation meeting held in Abuja last April and brokered by the Confederation of African Athletics and World Athletics,’ the Ministry further said in the statement and enjoined delegates at Monday’s Elective Congress to eschew bitterness and vote for candidates that can unite the federation.
The AFN had at its extraordinary congress on Sunday June 13, 2021 held in Abuja asked the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to invoke article 10.4 of its constitution and dissolve the outgoing board.