Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Barrister Solomon Dalung, will appear before the Senate Committee on Sports on September 25.
Dalung will be quizzed on the money given to him for the National Sports Festival and also funds released for the conduct of just concluded sports federation elections.
This was confirmed by Chairman of the Senate Committee on Sports, Obinna Ogba, in a chat with SportingLife.
Ogba revealed that Senate President Bukola Saraki, expressed worries over number of petitions received daily over the conduct of the Minister, hence the need to invite him to clear up the issues.
Ogba stated that the Upper Chamber has expressed concern over the non activities in Sports which would have been the best way to engage the youths and discover athletes for the future.
“I can tell you that the Senate is in dark over the activities of the Sports Ministry. I can also to tell you that all money requested to host the national sports festival was promptly appropriated and released but I can’t tell you what is holding it because every year we appropriate money for the festival. What I know that is happening in sports is crisis, protest and petitions.
“There is no day without petition. The World Youth games held in Bahamas, Nigeria didn’t take part due to visa hitches and the money appropriated for it no one can account for it and you sports writers are not asking questions. Look our sports is gone and only miracle can bring it back under this minister,” Ogba said.