Photo: Members of the Sports federations caretaker committee during their inauguration in Abuja early this week.
The newly sworn in Chairmen of the 30 Sports Federations have denied any link to the group threatening to disrupt public peace over the constitution of the new Boards of Sports Federations.
Speaking on Wednesday, President of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria Barrister, Francis Orbih, said…“My attention has been drawn to a fake statement claiming that members of the newly inaugurated Boards were unhappy about the dissolution of the board. Someone reportedly signed on behalf of my Federation. This is totally false, I believe impostors are at work. We were all at the swearing in ceremony by the Minister, so how can we we part of something if we dont believe in it? The public should disregard this false statement, we want to focus on our Olympics preparations and win laurels for our country. We appreciate what the Minister is doing and would give him total support to ensure we do well in Tokyo.”
Speaking in the same vein , Chairman of the Nigerian Golf Federation Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola said…”We all aligned with the Minister as we need to focus on how Nigeria can do well at the Olympics.”
Chairman of the Wresling Federation Dr Daniel Igali affirmed this…”We need to stay focused as the Olympics draws nearer. We can’t afford to get distracted, we are determined, we are forging ahead. The Minister is giving us all the support we need to justify all his efforts by winning medals at the Olympics.”