By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The North West Zone has announced recalling of Honourable Ibrahim Gusau from the Board of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).
This was contained.in a 15-point communique issued at the end of its three day meeting of Directors of Sports from North West, issues to newsmen in Kaduna on Sunday, jointly signed by Chairman North-West Zone Director of Sports, Nalado Iro Kankiya, Representative of Chairmen North-West Zone Athletics Associations, Alhaji Moh’d S. Sule and the Zonal Coordinator, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, North-West Zone, Abdullahi Idris.
“Recall Honourable Engr. Ibrahim Shehu Gusau from the Board ofAthletics Federation of Nigeria as a result of inefficiency/effectiveness in leadership qualities that leads to his loss of Chairmanship position of Zamfara State Athletics Association, Lack of Communication between states and the zonal office, lack of consistence grassroots developmental programme (Athletics), collective desire for hitch free growth and development of the athletics sector at the state, the zone and hitherto the loss of confidence of the stakeholders whom are his electorate,” the communique.said.
The North West Zone stakeholders at the same meeting which ended at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on Saturday, nominated a replacement for Gusau.
“Nominated Comrade Jamilu Aliyu, Zannan Gusau, Kachallan Hausaand District Head of Karal to replace our recalled elected member on the Board of Athletics Federation of Nigeria with immediate effect pending election,” it said.
In reaction to the development when contacted on phone by our correspondent, Gusau rubbished.the recall, saying it was being orchestrated from the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, following his whistle blowing over $150,000 that was looted from AFN account by his predecessors.