In the election that took place in Abuja and supervised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, chairman of the Delta State Sports Commission, Tonobock Okowa, was elected after emerging as the sole candidate for the position of president. He polled 41 votes and was duly returned as the elected by the AFN Electoral Commission chaired by Elias Gora, former General Secretary of the Nigeria Olympics Committee and former World Athletics lecturer and course director.
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To this end, a number of athletics meetings have been secured in the United States of America while a five-nation relay meeting is also on the card to hold in Nigeria before the window for qualification closes on June 29, 2021.
Due to the severe circumstances caused by the global outbreak of COVID-19, the ordinary congress of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria scheduled for April 24, 2020 has been postponed indefinitely.
Anugweje who is also a medical doctor and director sports University of Port Harcourt said Nigeria is probably the only country in the world where the people are passionate about football yet, government still spends billions of naira on the sports