Things You Must Know About the New Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalong
With the announcement of the ministerial portfolios on Wednesday morning by President Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalong has been sworn-in as the Minister of Sports and Youth Development. Barrister Dalong was born on the 26th of September 1964 in the town of Sabon Gida within Langtang South Local Government Area, Plateau State. His father is a retired Director of Health of the Taraba State Civil Service.
Dalong had his primary school education at LEA Primary School Sabon Gida from 1971 to 1977. Dalong joined the Nigerian Prisons Service in the early eighties as against the usual tradition of joining the military where he rose from the rank of a Prison Assistant and rose to the rank of Assistant Inspector of Prisons. He enrolled to study Law at the Law Faculty of the University of Jos in 1991, spending a whole nine years before bagging an LLB as a result of crises that rocked the Nigerian Universities calendar. He proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Bwari, in Abuja, graduated in 2000 and was called to the Bar in 2001.
He worked as the Personal Assistant to Chief Solomon Lar who was then the Adviser Emeritus to President Olusegun Obasanjo. This job lasted until 2003.
Congrats to Him.