Sports vital tool in addressing insecurity – Dalung

Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, says sports is a vital tool in addressing some of the security challenges bedevilling the county.
The minister made the remark on Thursday, when he led a delegation of the National Council of Sports on a courtesy visit to Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai in Kaduna.
He said it was important for governments at all levels to invest in sports, so as to take off some of the idle youths from the streets and make use of their sporting talents.
Dalung stressed that some of the security threats bedevilling the country were largely due to unemployment, adding that engaging youths in sporting activities would help promote peaceful coexistence.
The minister explained that sporting activities also promote unity and peaceful coexistence, and help build lasting relationships.
Dalung commended the governor for investing in sports and urged other states, individuals and corporate bodies to also contribute to the development of sport in the country.
In his remarks, El-Rufai noted that sports
play key role to the development of any country and has social and economic benefits.

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