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I’ll be a minister of all sports – Dalung

21 November 2015, 11:23Israel Ojoko

Lagos - New minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalung says he will give equal attention to all sports, and not just one particular area.

In the past, sports minister have instead focusing on all sport, given attention to football, a development that have seen other sports suffer.

But Dalung on Friday said he will focus his attention equally on all areas as he seek to improve Nigeria and ensure there are successes at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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“I’ll make sure as I preside over this ministry, I do not remain a minister of a particular sport, whether of basketball, football, or boxing which I belong, but I’ll ensure I be a minister of sport where everybody is given regular support and encouragement so that they can make this country proud.” He said at the 2015 Nigerian Sports Award held in Lagos.

“We need to come together and harness our potentials, and try to sanitize the industry by ensuring transparency so that investors can put in money, and I think that government alone cannot sustain viably the sport industry. I appeal to all investors that we are going to create the enabling environment so that investment will yield positive result.

“We shall concentrate on the development of grassroot sports so that we can provide the necessary environment to harness potentials where we can develop the sport industry.”

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