The Athletic Federation of Nigeria has shifted the 2015 All Nigeria Athletics Championships to Warri, Delta State after the Cross River State Government failed to host the 69th edition of the event.
According to Bamiduro, the AFN had to make an alternative arrangement so as not to be caught napping since the events are an important fixture in the national athletics calendar.
The 2015 edition of the CRS/AFN trials was billed for July 30 to August 1 in Calabar.
Bamiduro said, “It appears the sponsorship this year is gloomy. We have not heard anything from them unlike the situation from the previous four editions.
“They (Cross River State Government) usually reach out to us at least one month to the event. We have a sponsorship agreement with them. We have written to them and even sent some representatives but we have not heard from them.
He said the event would hold this weekend because it is part of Nigeria’s trials for the World Championships holding in Beijing in August, and the All African Games holding in Congo in September.