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Why AFN Re-design its logo-Okowa



Joel Ajayi

President of Athletic Federation of Nigeria Tonobok Okowa has identified activities of some unauthorized people using the Federation’s logo as reason for the change of logo.

He stated this Thursday in Abuja during the Athletic Federation of Nigeria AFN Congress, where Congress unanimously approved the new logo.

The congress was convinced of a need for a new identity that will bring positive vibes of the AFN in Nigeria and beyond.

According to him many people are using the old logo for their selfish interest, that is why we decided to stop it, by design a new logo for the Federation.

“That act of many unauthorized people using AFN logo was the reason for redesigning of AFN logo.” He explained

Tonobok, however urged all the stakeholders to not allow unnecessary bickering that will not bring growth to the Federation but should always channeled their energy on issues that will grow the Federation further.

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Sports Minister Hands Over Leadership To Permanent Secretary



The Honourable Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has handed over the leadership of the Ministry to the Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar as the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration ended on Monday. 

At the Handing Over Ceremony held today at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja, the Minister thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for giving him the opportunity to serve his Fatherland. 

He stated that the appointment enabled him to have a better knowledge and understanding of the challenges of governance as well as that of the youth in particular, adding that it also afforded him with the opportunity to  look out ways to profer solutions on complex issues in relation to governance. 

Dare who stated further that the portfolio also afforded him the avenue to encourage Nigerian youth to take up sports as a career for the socio-economic development of the country, called on them to also support the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led Administration for enhanced development of the sector.

Responding, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Sports and Youth Development, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar commended Mr. Sunday Dare for his laudable initiatives in the Ministry.

While thanking the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration for creating an enabling environment for the sector to thrive, he pledged the support and cooperation of the staff and Management of the Ministry to the in coming Administration led by President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

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