Abuja - Minister of Youth and Sports Solomon Dalung committed another grammatical blunder during an interrogative session with members of the House of Representatives
The House of Representatives committee on sports summoned Dalung and other officials to appear before it in a bid to tackle pending issues on disbursement of funds to the various federations.
In a video posted by Channels Television, the sports minister who has been at the centre of criticisms denied allegations that his ministry is corrupt.
“Before we left for Rio (Olympics), we wrote and requested for the release of monies appropriated for in the budget and it has not been released for the federations.
“450million (Naira) was appropriated for the Olympics and we spent far far far beyond that; so monies that were given to the federation could not have been monies meant for Olympics,” Dalung stated.
The statement did not go well with some members of the committee who believe the sports ministry should not have spent more than the provisions in the budget.
"It is a serious matter, because he is spending outside the confines of the approval given by the national assembly," says Danburam Nuhu a member of the Senate committee on sports.
Dalung replied: “The funds ‘spended were properly spended’ because we got them from intervention funds from Mr. President.”
- News 24