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Director of Grassroots Sports Development of the Ministry of Youths and Sports, Dr. Ademola Are, has called on the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) to extend apologies to the supervisory body in other to end the leadership crisis rocking the AFN.
It would be noted that the embattled AFN president Engr. Ibrahim Gusau, took the sports ministry to court following his impeachment as the AFN boss by the Olamide Geroge-led AFN, as the FCT High Court ruled in favour of Gusau, but the sports ministry further went on to appeal the judgment at the Court of Appeal.
Are made the call during an online interview on the FCT Football Update WhatsApp Platform, he said that no effort should be spared in finding a lasting solution to the leadership crisis of the AFN.
“The father doesn’t fight the child, the child must be respectful to the father, all efforts shouldn’t be spared, let the AFN go back to the ministry and apologise for misdeeds,” he said.
“They must be some mistakes that have must be made and for God’s sake, the sports ministry has been thrown into the limelight due to this situation, so our board members should calm down, the sports ministry is not interested in fighting anybody and do what is right”.
The Lagos state born administrator further tasked all federation’s board members on obeying the rules and regulations banding the sector adding that the sports ministry has the right to call any erring member to order.
‘The rule and regulations are there for all of us and if we keep flouting these rules, the international body will sanction us over wrongful interference and we do not want this to happen,hence rules and regulations are meant to be obeyed as rational human beings”.
According to him “According to him “today the FIFA president Infantino is being investigated according to the news we are getting by the Swiss authorities, so why can we not do the same thing here when we see anything that is going wrong. So we should stop all these unnecessary threats” he concluded.” he concluded.