By Albert Akota
The earlier postponed annual general congress of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) will now hold in Akwa, Anambra State on December 4.
According to a media release signed by Amanzi Marcus, the Chairman Media and Publicity Committee, the Chairman of the Organising Committee for congress, Patrick Estate Onyedum announced the readiness for the event.
According to him, the FCT Athletics Association Chairman, the 36 State Athletics
Association Chairmen and Board Members of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria are to be accredited on Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019 at Crescent Spring Hotel located at No.33, Uche Ekwunife Street, Iyiagu Estate, Kwata Junction Awka, Anambra State.
Onyedum, who is a Board member representing the South East zone disclosed that Tuesday is arrival date while Thursday, December 5th is departure date.
On his part, President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Ibrahim Shehu Gusau confirmed that a Board meeting will be held on Tuesday 3rd December 2019 in Awka prior to the congress the next day at Golden Tulip Hotel, Agulu Lake.
Ibrahim Shehu Gusau, who is also a vice President of the Confederation of Africa
Athletics, explained “the constitution of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria confers on me the power to call for meetings and the invitation letters earlier sent to the 37 State Association Chairmen including that of the FCT on 4th November 2019 inviting them for the Congress still remains valid as nothing has changed nor has the Congress been postponed. There is no better avenue to discuss the progress of athletics,” he concluded.
President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee Habu Gumel is among dignitaries expected to attend the AFN AGM.