From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has guaranteed that despite the commercial challenges going through the united states, his administration is still committed to the development of sports activities.
The Minister of sports, Solomon Dalung, disclosed this to State house correspondents shortly after meeting in the back of closed doorways with President Buhari on the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Dalung was once in the Villa to brief the President on the improvement in sports for the reason that he was once away on trip. He additionally knowledgeable Buhari of the successes recorded thus far in CAF the place a Nigerian, Amaju Pinnick has been elected an executive member of the board.
The minister stated, “I came in to brief the President on the advance in sports activities considering that he went on vacation and lower back. I also knowledgeable him of the successes recorded thus far in CAF the place a Nigerian has been elected an govt member of the board.
“I updated him on the need for us to accentuate our mobilization efforts for the sector Cup qualifier. even supposing we’re topping the crew, it is not but Uhuru for us. We want to do more.
“I drew his consideration to the truth that now we have got the Queen’s Relay Baton which kickstarts the mobilization for Commonwealth games in Australia in 2018.
“The baton is a commonwealth tradition which is always flagged off by using the Queen and she or he did that in March. It has been to six African international locations with Nigeria being the seventh and it is going to proceed from here.
“the importance of the baton is its wake up name to nations to start to organize for the games. Nigeria has at all times performed very smartly within the games. there’s a want for us to try and surpass our report within the subsequent games.”
Dalung stated Buhari assured him that despite the industrial challenges facing the u . s . a ., his administration remained dedicated to the development of sports.
“The President favored the briefing and congratulated Nigeria for clinching the seat of the manager member of CAF and the progress thus far in sports activities.