Nigeria’s Minister of Sports, Senator John Owan Enoh is perfecting plans to stage a peaceful rally for foreign based Nigerian athletes and footballers facing intimidation and harrassment abroad.
The Minister posited that the news emanating from Napoli about a trending Tiktok video saddened him greatly.
He added that the recent travails of Amusan have been very worrying to him too.
TheNewsGuru.com reports that Amusan was dragged by the Athletics Integrity Unit AIU for three whereabout failures.
Amusan’s suspension was announced after it was discovered that she had missed three drug tests within a 12-month period. This charge could result in a two-year suspension, even if an athlete has never failed a drug test.
In a statement on Twitter, the AIU said the charge will be heard by the Disciplinary Tribunal.
However, Senator Enoh has said that the he will reach out to Osimhen as he already did with Amusan in a bid to establish fact on their cases.
Continuing, he said that he has reached out to the Minister of Foreign Affaiirs, H.E Yusuf Maitama Tuggar and the Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Italy Amsaddor Mfawa Abam over the matter.
He added that the Sport ministry will explore diplomatic avenues to resolve the matter, saying that the Sports ministry is committed to ensuring that Nigerian sportsmen are given the respect and accolades they deserve.