Dalung Says Nigeria Won 700 Medals Under His Leadership 

Dalung Says Nigeria Won 700 Medals Under His Leadership 

The Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung has disclosed that Nigeria won 700 medals from 2015 to date under his leadership.

“In the past three years I took over as the sports administrator of the country, Nigeria has been able to win over 700 medals in various sporting competitions that we participated in and this is quite historic,” he said.

Dalung who spoke during the extra-ordinary meeting of the National Council on Sports on Thursday in Benin, lamented the experiences of some states sports directors during the 19th National Sports Festival in Abuja last December.

He called on state governors to change their attitude towards sports development in the country.

He advised state governors to making budgetary provisions for athletes to ease the sufferings of the athletes and officials. He further revealed that some athletes travelled to Abuja with the hope that money would be released for their contingents, but had to resort to an emergency fund-raiser before they could participate in the championship.


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