NOC inaugurates committee to resolve crisis

The Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has set up a four-member investigative panel to mediate in the crisis rocking the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).

Phemmy Adetula, Public Relations Officer of NOC, said in Abuja that the panel has Francis Orbih, President of Badminton Federation as chairman, with Binga Margaret, President, Taekwando federation, and Toyin Aluko as members. Emmanuel Nweri will serve as secretary.

According to Mr Adetula, “the NOC cannot afford to turn a blind eye to happenings in the AFN”.

“The Olympic movement and solidarity is known for peaceful co-existence.

“So, for this simple fact, athletics as a sport including other federations in the country must enjoy a peaceful environment without any rancour as they prepare for the forthcoming Olympic Games…

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