Anthony Asuquo has resigned his position as Technical Director on the board of Gymnastics Federation of Nigeria.
Asuquo in a letter addressed to the sports minster, Sunday Dare said his resignation was due to constant labeling by the current leadership of the Gymnastics Federation of Nigeria.
The world certified coach revealed that he paid 760 USD on behalf of Nigeria for the ban to be lifted by the world body.
Asuquo requested for a refund of 760 USD from the current board of the Gymnastics Federation of Nigeria.
The letter reads, ““It is with great pleasure and having done a soul searching exercise that entails a lot retrospective review that confirmed that I am only a nominal member in the board of Gymnastics Federation of Nigeria, I hereby inform you that I have resign from the board with immediate effect. My decision is aimed on the love I have for sports and grateful for the few periods I served as the technical representative on the board.
It further stated, “My action became necessary being a passionate gymnast; I have previously voiced out some actions/inactions of the board especially the president that contradicts the values and norms of a true stakeholder. My action was wrongly viewed and I was tagged “a prodigal son”.
“I lend the federation money to pay Gymnastics Federation of Nigeria international affiliation fee to lift the ban placed on Gymnastics Federation of Nigeria the sum of 600 Swiss Franc which amounts to 760 USD and in naira 273,600 only.
“The money was paid through my keystone bank domiciliary account with the presence of the former Secretary General, Ngozi Amayo and the federation account officer named Soliu Alfa. Please, I am requesting for my refund from the Gymnastics Federation of Nigeria”.