Nigeria’s Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare, has approved the refund of $135,000 to the world athletics body, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

The money is the overpayment made to the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) two years ago.

Dare’s predecessor, Solomon Dalung, had made several promises to refund it, but failed to do so until he left office in May this year.

However, in a tweet from his official Twitter page on Wednesday, Dare confirmed he will send the payment back.

“IAAF – I have approved the release of funds to refund the IAAF overpayment wrongly credited to the Athletics Federation of Nigeria.

“In a few days from now the funds should hit the account of the IAAF baring any interbank delays. With this Nigeria’s reputation is regained,” he wrote.