Taiwo AdeluBash Ali
Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung has debunked all the allegations of corruption, embodiment of bad administration and injustice levelled against him by World Boxing Federation (WBF) champion, Bashiru Lawrence Ali, a.k.a. Bash Ali
Ali had written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari alleging that Dalung, the Permanent Secretary of the Sports Ministry, Christian Ohaa, National Sports Commission Director General, Alhassan Yakmut and Grassroots Sports Director of the NSC, Mr. Aare are corrupt, embodiment of bad administration and injustice as they deliberately tried to use their official positions to subvert his ambition to stage a Guinness Book of World Record Boxing Championship in Nigeria.
Ali also alleged in the letter that the Minister and the sports ministry officials in conjunction with a top ranking official of the Presidency are frustrating his effort with the demand of gratification of $100 million from the $750 million Pay Per View television profits from the Guinness World Record Boxing Championship fight otherwise this historic event will not see the light of the day in Nigeria.
While speaking Saturday night on the issue, Dalung said it was interesting Bash Ali could come out to lie against him in the letter sent to Mr. President.
Dalung painstakingly explained how he met the boxer who, when he assumed office, sent series of text messages to inform him about the Guinness Book of World Record Boxing Championship.
“When Ali came forward with his proposed fight, I was so happy to hear it because I believe strongly that anybody with a good project, which will be self-sponsored, that will benefit the government and the good people of Nigeria should be supported.
“He wrote a letter to me and I minuted on it to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, who I directed to constitute a committee to advise the ministry on the …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper