An Abuja based youth NGO, Youth must lead network has said that the recent call by the immediate past Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung’s on his successor Sunday Dare is a wise step targeted at ensuring the growth of sports in Nigeria.

Speaking through its representative Zanel Uzong, the group said that it is only proper that the new minister be cautious and wary of sycophants in the sports sector as stipulated by Dalung. They said that for things to work well and even improve, we need to do the right thing always as so its demanded of Minister Dare.

“We need to do the right thing always is we want things to work, change, or improve. Dalungs call is quite proper and has to be taken seriously by his successor and we believe as a gentleman, he will. Uzong said.

The group lamented that sports in Nigeria has been hindered several years despite the input of some so called stake holders in the sector. This they said is because of the long played politics by men who thing they own the system and will always want to manipulate any Minister that steps into office over the years. Uzong said that Dalung was resilient and move in with much positive energy to change things and that was why he was hated by the mischievous ones who saw him as a treat to their misdoings and as a result always put up indirect fight against his moves towards reforms.

” The sector growth had long been hindered by the politics of so called stake holders who are squarely pursuing their personal interest over the years. This is why the Immediate past Minister Dalung was fought. I tried to change a lot of things but they were men who always oppose his move because they saw him as a treat to their misdeeds.” Uzong added.

The group prayed for a successful tenure for Minister Dare while also calling on him to follow the good steps of his successor and also build upon the good foundation laid for sports group in Nigeria.

Youth must lead network is a supporter of youth leadership and reform also a strong believer in the Not too Young to run policy

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