7 things should know about Nigeria's new Minister of Youths and Sports

The Plateau-State born lawyer was sworn in along with other ministers in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet on Wednesday.


President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in his minsters of his federal cabinents.

Plateau-State born lawyer Solomon Dalong was sworn in as the new Minister of Sports.

These are five things you should know about him.

1. Birth and early education

Dalong was born on September 26, 1964, in the town of Sabon Gida, Langtang South Local Council and had his primary education at LEA Primary School Sabon Gida from 1971 to 1977.

2. Prison officer

After graduating from the Government College, Keffi, currently in Nassarawa State, for his secondary education, he joined the Nigerian Prisons Service, thereafter.

3. A trained lawyer

Dalong studied law at the University of Jos, graduating in 1999 before proceeding to the Nigerian Law School, Bwari, in Abuja, and graduated in 2000. He was called to the Bar in 2001.

4. Experience in politics

He was the Personal Assistant to late PDD chief Chief Solomon Lar when he was Adviser Emeritus to former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.

5. A Lecturer

He became a lecturer in 2004, at his alma mater, the Faculty of Law of the University of Jos.

6. Elective political position 

He was once the Chairman of Langtang South Local Government Area in 2004.

7. No experience in sports

He has no clear experience in the sporting world and has never held any high-profile administrative position in sports.


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