The Federal Government dissolved the board of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria.
According to a statement signed by the media aide to the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, John Joshua-Akanji, the board was dissolved because its tenure had expired.
The ministry said it understood that the AFN would be holding an elective congress on Monday.
The ministry urged delegates at Monday’s congress to eschew bitterness and vote for candidates that can unite the federation.
The AFN had at its extraordinary congress on Sunday in Abuja asked the ministry to invoke article 10.4 of its constitution and dissolve the outgoing board.