Abuja - Youth and Sports Development Minister, Solomon
Dalung, has urged all sports federations in Nigeria to identify talent at the grassroots
to create a reservoir of talent in the country.
He urged the federations to emulate the Nigerian Gymnastic
Federation, which he said was in reaching out to school children at local level
to unearth budding talents at a tender age.
Dalung was presenting at the just-concluded sixth edition of
International Gymnastics Level System (Children Gymnastic display) Championship
held at the National Stadium in Abuja.
Dalung described the event as an initiative that would help
determine the future of sports in Nigeria.
“Here gathered are future Olympians, future African
champions and Commonwealth champions,” he said.
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He assured that the Federal Government was determined to
change the face of sports and advised parents to always encourage as well as
support their wards to participate in sporting activities.
Nigeria’s sporting fortunes have been on a wane over the
years, particularly football.
The national team will not participate at the Africa Cup of
Nations in January.
– CAJ News
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