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Athletics: We don’t know this Pepple -Sports ministry

...Alerts security agencies

The Ministry  of Youth and Sports  Development  has alerted  the general  public, Corporate Bodies, security Agencies  and the world’s  Atheletics  governing body to be weary of the activities  of one SY Pepple who is parading  himself as the Director  General of the Atheletics  Federation  of  Nigeria, AFN.

In a  disclaimer  notice signed 

by the Permanent  Secretary of the Ministry  of  Youth and Sports Development  Mr. Gabriel  Aduda  , the said Pebble is described  as an impostor  for parading himself as DG of the AFN, a nomenclature  not recognised by the extant  law setting up sports Federations  in Nigeria.

According  to the statement ” This is to bring to the notice of the sporting   public, MDAs  and security  Agencies the impersonation  of the  office of the Secretary  General of the Atheletics  Federation of Nigeria  , AFN by one  Mr. Pepple SY who claims to be  its Director General .

Nigeria  has 38 National  sporting Federations under the supervision  of the Ministry  established  under the laws of the Federal  Republic  of Nigeria. Each Federation  is run by its elected Board members in accordance  with  its constitution  without  interference  from the Ministry. In each National  Sports  Federation, the President  is the head of the  Federation  and presides over its  meetings and oversees  the implementation  of the policies and the directive of the board.

The General  Secretary is the chief administrative  and chief accounting officer of the National sports Federations.  There  is no nomenclature  as the Director  General  of the National   sports Federation. Mr. Pepple SY who is laying fraudulent   claim to the Director General  of the AFN was never seconded to the Ministry  as required by law. He has never worked in any Sports Federation  nor seconded as Secretary  General. 

According  to the National Sports Federation code of governance of 2017, Secretary  General  of the Federations  must be a civil servant  and a graduate of physical  and Health education, sports administrator  or its equivalent  before he/ she can be seconded by the Federal Ministry  of Youth and Sports  Development in accordance  with the National  sports Federation code of governance 2017 and AFN constitution  of 2017.

The Statement  further  said” The Sporting Public, MDAs, the International agencies  and security  Agencies  should note that Mr. Pepple SY is not the Secretary  General   of the  Atheletics Federation of Nigeria.  Mr. Pepple  SY  is an impostor not known to the Ministry of  Youth and Sports and by extension  the  Federal   government of Nigeria   and the  statutory extant law setting  up the AFN. He is hereby declared  persona non grata by the law setting  up the Federal Ministry of Youth  and Sports.

Anybody doing business  with him does so at his or her own risk. We are putting  the security  agencies on notice and specifically  requesting the  Inspector  General of Police to immediately  invite the said  Mr. Pepple for questioning without  further  delay.

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