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Sports Can Take Nigeria Out of Recession – Solomon Dalung

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Solomon Dalung

The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, on Thursday said that the sports sector of the economy had the potential to take Nigeria out of recession.

Dalung said this while on a working visit to Benue.

“Sports remains the only industry that can move Nigeria out of recession. It is only in sports that you can enumerate about five or six benefits that are very key to national development. Sports provide valuable employment and foreign exchange,  and can help build a tourism base. If money is invested in sports, it will take many youths off the streets,” he said.

The minister said that sports development in Nigeria could be embarked upon by individuals who had ideas and youths with sporting skills that could transform the sector.

He inspected facilities in the course of the visit to Benue.

The facilities include the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camp at Wannune, and the Marcathy and Aper Aku Stadiums.

The minister equally had a town hall meeting with some youths in Makurdi.

He said that the state and federal governments would create a synergy to ensure that sports facilities in Benue would meet world standards.

“To concession, to hire halls out for events and other sports businesses involving sports clubs,

are new money spinners. We will come out with more ideas and policies to enhance wealth creation for sports facilities to be maintained and the state’s economy improved,” he said.

In the town hall meeting, Dalung told youths that only persons from the ages of 18 to 35 were considered  youths.

He promised that a youth centre would be built in Makurdi  to enable youths to acquire skills that would keep them off the streets.

9 Comments

  1. Huyt

    January 19, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Grade A idiot!!

  2. Omoh

    January 19, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    … so says the Minister who expects failure from Nigeria’s sportsmen/the same Minister who’s welfare scorecard is -0

  3. Lol

    January 19, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Your english can take us back to recession

  4. word

    January 19, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Isi aki

  5. Jess

    January 19, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    We sure know how to pick ’em.dump ppl everywhere in power.

  6. Diamond

    January 19, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    How dumb can dumb be abeg? This guy is shame.

  7. Jade

    January 20, 2017 at 12:58 am

    Dumb senseless guy. The super Eagles that were stranded at the airport and still haven’t been paid. What type of sport is he talking about. Doing sports for fun with no motivation.

  8. Mo'Diva

    January 20, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Ha!! This man again

  9. John

    January 20, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Guys, whatever time you spended reading his trash was not well speeded, believe me.

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