Sports Minister soft-pedals on AFN crisis


 Olalekan Okusan

 

PEACE may be in the offing in the crisis rocking the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) as the forward-looking Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare is championing a resolution to the feud.

To douse the tension pervading the athletics family in the country, the minister has constituted a Crisis Resolution Team (CRT) to look into the AFN crisis.

In a message on his Twitter handle, Dare said: “I will be announcing shortly the constitution of a Crisis Resolution Team (CRT) to look into the AFN crisis. The interest of Nigeria and her athletes trumps every other consideration at this point.”

Meanwhile, Dare has pledged his unflinching support to some young gymnasts after visiting their training session at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

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