Nigeria’s National Anti-Doping Agency has been accused of not complying with the World Anti-Doping Code and has been handed a deadline of December 8 by WADA to comply or face damaging consequences.
WADA said that NADO risked having Nigerian athletes disqualified from the Paris 2024 Olympics and other major global competitions.
The World Anti-Doping Agency which also accused Venezuela and Tunisia of the same offence made this known at its executive committee meeting in Montreal, Canada last Thursday.
WADA in a statement made available to our correspondent said the country’s anti-doping agency had not addressed several critical requirements after an audit was carried out October 2022.
It also revealed that should NADO fail to meet the stipulated deadline of December 8, it would lose its WADA privileges until the reinstatement conditions are met.
The statement from WADA to NADO partly read, “The Nigeria NADO will be ineligible to host any event hosted or organised or co-hosted or coorganised by WADA.