IAAF: Sports Minister, Sunday Dare approves misappropriated money refund
Nigeria’s Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, has approved the refund of $135,000 to world athletics body – IAAF.
The money is the overpayment made to the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) two years ago.
Despite promises by immediate past Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung, to refund the money, the Jos-based politician did not honour his words before leaving office last May.
It became an international embarrassment for the country and her track and field aficionados until Dare offered to refund the money Wednesday.
In a tweet on his official Twitter handle Wednesday, the Sports Minister wrote: