The immediate past Sports Minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung on Wednesday stole the show at the closing ceremony of the National Sports Festival tagged “Edo 2020” in Benin City.

Dalung had arrived the ancient city of Benin on Tuesday at the instance of the Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki.

At the closing ceremony of NSF, the Edo state Governor and his deputy showered praises to the former minister whose tenure saw sports thrive.

The Edo state governor and his deputy also failed to appreciate the current sports minister, Sunday Dare who had shunned the event, but was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, Nebolisa Anako.

Dare has been in the centre of controversy following his inability to raise funds for the host state after several promises.

Dalung upon his arrival was sighted alongside the Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu who doubles as the Chairman of the Local Organsing Committee (LOC).


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