Road to Rio; Sport minister takes it spiritual, quotes Isaiah 54:17

Barrister Solomon Dalung with Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi

Minister of youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung in his tweet on Wednesday, quoted Isaiah 54:17, no weapon fashioned against me shall prosper.

Dalung while responding to critics on his twitter handle @SolomonDalung said it takes grace of God to dismantle strong hold of a cabal that held sports captive in the name of professionalism adding that the just shall triumph.

The sport minister who admitted that the preparations towards the 2016 Rio Olympics is poor raised concerned over the yet to account 2.9 billion naira.

He said those who opposed the probe of the funds released in August 2015 to the defunct National Sports Commission (NSC) should convince him rather than blackmail.

Dalung said “If it’s now a crime to ask for account of #2.9billion, then is either that critics are either beneficiaries or paid agents of cover up”.

“Rio preparation is poor because those who collected 2.9 billion naira meant for it are yet to account so accusing me is either deceit or hypocrisy”, said the minister

For those asking for my head for selfish reasons note that weapon fashion against me shall prosper let’s join hands and move sports forward

He expressed gratitude to concerned Nigerians for their comments explaining that critics have added value to his vision because they challenged me to do better

Dalung ended that he will not surrender to manipulations of mercenary critics  but will bow to superior ideas that will move sports forward in Nigeria


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