President Muhammadu Buhari has set a machinery in place to reward athletes and footballers who excelled in various sporting endeavours accordingly in the New Year. The Minister of Youth and Sports Barr. Solomon Selcap Dalung gave the hint in Abuja Tuesday.
The Minister said efforts were being made to ensure that all athletes who excelled in various Sports disciplines from 1985 when the players won the FIFA U-17 World Cup till date.
“Reward for excellence is part of this government’s agenda especially for youths in Nigeria. So we are working hard to offset the backlog of recognition for hard work by our athletes. We are looking at January so that we start the New Year on a clean slate” Barr. Dalung said.