The House of Representatives has summoned the Ambassador of Spain to Nigeria, Alvaro Castillo Aguilar over his embassy’s denial of visa to Nigerian contingents to attend the (IAAF) junior championship.
The 24-man contingent were billed to participate in the competition which commenced Tuesday at Spain, but were denied visas two weeks after application by the Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN), government officials said.
The adopted motion was brought by Rep. Ayo Omidiran (ACN, Osun), who is the Deputy Chairman of the House Committee on Sports. He said that the biannual junior championship was meant to develop young athletes.
The committee on Foreign Affairs and Sports were mandated to investigate the matter and report back.