August 15, 2018

Nigeria risks IAAF ban as AFN ‘misappropriates’ $150,000 grant (Vanguard)

Nigeria risks IAAF ban as AFN ‘misappropriates’ $150,000 grant (Vanguard)

World athletics ruling body, IAAF is considering ways to sanction its local affiliate, the  Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN, after Nigerian sports officials failed to account for a $150,000 grants by the IAAF. The  amount was said to have been paid by the IAAF as part of its $15,000 annual grants to member federations for the year 2017, but the AFN erroneously      received $150,000. And later on the IAAF accountants discovered the error and subsequently asked AFN to refund the excess payment. However, as they say in local parlance, the money had already entered “voice mail.” It was gathered that upon receiving the amount, the AFN secretary-general, confused about the amount contacted his superiors at the sports ministry and from then on, the money developed wings. Read more

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