Solomon Dalung is not a divisive public figure by any stretch of the imagination. There is near-unanimity of opinion about his utility as Nigeria’s minister of sports. The kooky man with a fetish for red beret and khaki is the mascot of President Buhari’s administration. He is the poster child of the shambolic game of ineptness that patriotism urges us to hyperbolize as a 'government'.Dalung has a flair for sabotaging Nigeria in sports competitions and a penchant for spouting senseless excuses to explain away the scandals he orchestrated. His attempts at composure, for some reason, accentuate the extremism of the clown in him. He performs for the trivialization of sports and the sports of trivialization.

If Channels TV did not show the videotape of the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Solomon Dalung, telling the House of Representatives Committee on Sports that “the funds spended were properly spended,” anybody alleging that a Nigerian minister made such a statement would be accused of concocting a malicious story against a minister. Dalung is said to have a university degree in law, a postgraduate degree, and worked briefly as a lecturer.

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung has ordered a full audit of the finances of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

Nigerians have taken to social media to slam the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung following a recent gaffe by the minister concerning the delay in payment of entitlements owed the Super Falcons.

Following uncertainty over the readiness of Cross River to host the 19th National Sports Festival, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung said Abuja may host the games, if the South-South State fails to fix a date.
Cross River won the rights to host the festival after the last Games in Lagos in 2012.

The National Association of Nigerian Footballers, NANF, has criticized the recent foiled attempt to arrest the Chairman of League Management Company, Mallam Shehu Dikko by men suspected to be security agents.

The Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung said on Thursday that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved funds required for the Super Eagles crunch 2018 World Cup Qualifier clash against Zambia in Ndola on Sunday.

Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, has said that the only ministry that has the capacity to move Nigeria out of the current recession, is the sports ministry.

Former Dream Team VI coach Samson Siasia has told the Nigerian Football federation to pay him his outstanding salary in 14-days or face legal actions.

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung, has come hard on the media for reporting that he slammed the Nigerian contingents at the Rio Olympic Games, stating that athletes don’t need much training to win medals but a winning mentality.

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