Sports: Dalung tells NASS to allocate more funds

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Solomon Dalung

Solomon Dalung, Minister of Youth and Sports on Wednesday called on the National Assembly to allocate more funds to sports in Nigeria.

Dalung made the call in Abuja while receiving the victorious Nigeria Scrabble Federation National Team from the World English Scrabble Players Association Championship (WESPAC) in Nairobi, Kenya, led by its president, Suleiman Gora.

According to him, in the last two years, the Ministry of Youth and Sports has done better than any other ministry because we have brought glory to the country.

“Since this is the situation, we need more funds to develop sports.

“A situation where federations that have made the country proud have a yearly budgetary allocation of between N30 or N40 billion, which cannot even fund one trip is unacceptable.

“We have overstretched the commitment of our people because members of the federation had at…

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