Sports Federation Presidents must Observe Strict Adherence to Code of Governance-Minister declares

Sports Federation Presidents must Observe Strict Adherence to Code of Governance-Minister declares
October 04 18:15 2019 Print This Article

National Sports Federations are to henceforth operate strictly by the Code of Governance 2017, which they subscribed to, as part of measures to enhance transparency in sports administration. 


Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare gave the directive on Friday during a meeting with the Federation of Elite Athletes Department (FEAD) of the ministry in his office at the National Stadium in Abuja. 


He reminded the Secretaries-General that they have the responsibility to ensure that sports federations are not run as personal empires. 


The minister said “Federations do not belong to presidents. Their mandates derive from the ministry, which has the responsibility to ensure that they do not go against this mandate. 


“This administration is clear about this. 
The minister said “No bank account should be in a federation president’s name. This administration is clear about its anti-corruption policy. Let us start to do things differently.” 


He revealed that he will hold similar engagements with federation presidents and board members. 
Director of FEAD, Tayo Oreweme, had briefed the minister that non-adherence to Code of Governance 2017 was responsible for the controversies rocking some sports federations.

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