Solomon Dalung, minister of youths and sports, is in the news again for the wrong reason after he went viral following the surface of a video of him appearing before the house of representatives committee on sports to defend allocations to the sports ministry.
Although that session held on Friday, the video surfaced over the weekend, because Dalung told the committee that the 2016 Olympics funds ‘spended’ by the ministry were properly “spended”.
“Before we left for Rio, we wrote and requested for the release of monies appropriated for in the budget and it has not been released for the federations,”
“Four hundred and fifty million naira was appropriated for Olympics, then we spent far far far beyond that, so… monies that were given to the federation could not have been monies meant for Olympics.”
“The funds spended were properly spended because we got them from intervention funds.
“We got these funds from intervention funds from Mr. president.”
Here’s how Nigerians reacted to the blunder of the minister they have dubbed “Honourable Red Beret”
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