Solomon Dalung, Minister of Youth and Sport.
Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung yesterday described the democratisation of sports federations as one of his ministry’s main achievements since 2015.
Dalung gave his ministry’s scorecard since 2015 to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday and thereafter told State House correspondents that the development had improved performances in sports and given confidence to the athletes.
He recalled that before the advent of the present administration, the minister was empowered to appoint members of the federations, which were regarded as political appointments.
The minister said the council analysed the performances of the federations, which, he noted, have had harvests of medals.
He said: “The major highlights of the achievements of the Ministry of Sports are the democratization of the national federation by the ministry as a policy trust.