IAAF threatens to sanction Nigeria
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has issued Nigeria a two-weeks ultimatum to return the sum of $150,000 to the world body or face sanctions.
Two years ago, precisely in November 2017, it was alleged that the IAAF erroneously sent the above mentioned sum of money instead of $15,000 to the Athletics Federation of Nigeria. The money was
According to the letter IAAF, alleged that they met with the Minister of Sports Solomon Dalung and his Permanent Secretary in August 2018 during the African Senior Athletics Championship held in Asaba Delta State. The letter reads in parts; “We understand that the Minister of Sports will be stepping down soon and it is imperative that you arrange for the return of the full amount within two weeks at the latest. Failure to receive the funds back within the period , we will have no alternative than to apply appropriate sanctions against your federation. It would be recalled that in 2018 , the House of representatives had ordered the AFN to excess payment back to the world athletics ruling body.