FG can’t manage facilities, Solomon Dalung reveals
Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung, has revealed that with the current economic hardship in the country, the Federal Government cannot continue to fund the management of sports facilities in the country.
Dalung made the revelation yesterday while speaking to State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the
presidential villa, Abuja.
According to the minister, government was rather moving in the way of giving out sports facilities, such as the National Stadium in Abuja and Lagos for private management.
“I agree that there is underutilisation of sports facilities in Abuja. That has taken us to the issue of concession.
“The facilities can’t be managed effectively by government looking at the budgetary allocation for even the maintenance,” Dalong added.
He said, “Government cannot maintain those things. So what we intend to do is to proceed with the concession process which we met on ground.”