Ex-minister, Dalung returns N27m out of missing N54m IAAF money – Daily Trust

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HomeSportsEx-minister, Dalung returns N27m out of missing N54m IAAF moneyADVERTISEMENT Few hours to his departure, the former minister of Youths and Sports Development, Barrister Solomon Dalung on Tuesday returned some parts of the missing N54m to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). It was gathered that Dalung in a phone call with the IAAF’s president, Sebastian Coe promised to return some money which he did before he left office. This was confirmed by top officials of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) in separate interviews. The Vice President of AFN, Hon Olamide George after his meeting with the former minister, said 50% of the missing money was paid by the sports ministry to avoid ban from the IAAF. “It is important to know that the ministry has paid part of the money to the AFN. The sad part is the board was not even aware that the ministry had paid some money back until when the minister called for a meeting and he opened up and the president could not deny,” he said. His position was also collaborated by one of the board members, Brown Ebewele who said “Yes, the sports minister has communicated with the president of IAAF on the issue and they reached an agreement. The IAAF is no longer sanctioning Nigeria.” The Technical Director of AFN, Sunday Adeleye, also confirmed that the minister had paid the money. When asked when and who will pay the balance, he stated that the ministry, not the AFN will pay up. “The people who know about it have already agreed to pay back 50% of the money to IAAF which includes the ministry. The ministry will pay the remaining balance because it is their debt not AFN,” he said. Dear Esteemed reader, As part of our drive to keep improving the content of our newspaper, we are conducting a readership survey to enable us serve you better. Kindly take two minutes of your time to fill in this questionnaire. Thank you for your time. Click here to begin Download Daily Trust News App Share this article BREAKTHROUGH NATURAL CURE FOR PROSTATE ISSUES IN JUST 15 DAYS!!! You Can Prevent PROSTATE CANCER!!! Your PROSTATE ENLARGEMENT Is REVERSIBLE!!! Don’t Let It Threaten You! To SHRINK And NORMALIZE Your PROSTATE Within 15 Days Without Surgery Or Chemical Drugs, Click Here!!! Join us on Follow @daily_trustShare your story with us: 08189301900 (Whatsapp and SMS only) Email: dtonline@dailytrust.com Complain about a story or Report an error and/or correction: +2348189301900 DISCLAIMER: Comments on this thread are that of the maker and they do not necessarily reflect the organizations stand or views on issues.