Sunday, April 17, 2016
Sports Minister Solomon Dalung (1964) joined the Nigerian Prisons Service in the early eighties. In 1991 while still in the Prisons Service, he enrolled to study law at the Law Faculty of the University of Jos. The unpredictable academic calendar that characterised the Nigerian university atmosphere in that period saw him spending a whole nine years before bagging an LLB.
He proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Bwari, in Abuja, graduated in 2000 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2001.
In 2005, he combined his job as a lecturer in the University of Jos with his post-graduate degree programme in law. His LLM program successfully ended in 2007 and he was appointed the Chairman of Langtang South Local Government Area the same year. His tenure as LG chairman ended in May 2008. He then returned to the University of Jos, but made an attempt at representing Langtang North and South at the National Assembly but lost.
On why he wears a red beret: Nneka Ikem Anibeze, the spokesperson and Special Adviser to the Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Comrade Barrister Solomon Dalung said the Minister ‘’is a staunch activist who cares for the welfare of the masses. His wears portray the struggle for the government to provide a better life for the people’’.