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Minister of Sports, Dalung dragged before anti-graft agencies for diverting N7.2b

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A human rights organization, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) has dragged the Minister for Youths and Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung before the  nations' anti-graft bodies over criminal diversion of sum of N7.2b.


Mr Dalung is said to have allegedly diverted the N7.2billion approved by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Ministry for the promotion of a World boxing championship bout which involves former world cruiser-weight champion, Mr. Bashiru Alli, also known as "Bash Alli", a believed World Record Breaking event slated for Nigeria in January, 2019.

According to CHRSJ boss, Comrade Adeniyi, Alimi Sulaiman, the Petition Letters have been forwarded to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) and also sent copies President Muhammadu Buhari, leadership of the National Assembly and other concern agencies, calling for credible and thorough investigation into the alleged diversion of N7.2billion by Dalung.

It would be recalled that Bash Alli Fans Club of Nigeria (BAFCON) in Lagos had earlier accused Mr. Dalung of frustrating the World Boxing Champion slated to hold early this year in the Country and also subjecting Mr. Alli to untold embarrassment and physical torture, which made them to condemn the lukewarm attitude of the outgoing Minister.
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“We have been reliably informed that the current Minister of Youths and Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung has been sitting on the sum of N7.2b being the funds that have been approved (on two occasions) by President Muhammadu Buhari for the staging of a Guinness Book of Records world boxing event in January, 2019 in Nigeria, Comrade Sulaiman buttressed.

“We are raising the alarm again to all Nigerians because we have seen that the minister has flagrantly disobeyed the President Buhari order by frustrating and sabotaging the effort of Mr. President to put Nigeria in the world’s sporting map through the boxing Champion because over 39 countries were expected to involve in the boxing game."

He further expounded that the out going Minister has not been living up to the expectations of sportsmen and women in the country.

“It is no gainsaying the fact that the activities of Dalung and other officials in the Federal Ministry of Youths and Sports are very injurious to the sport development in the country.We have received so many complaints from various athletes complaining of outright neglect and gross diversion of public funds meant for their welfare and career advancement of athletes.We are using this medium to urge the anti-graft agencies to ensure that the culprits were brought to justice over the subject matter", the rights activist submitted."

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