The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has hinted that one of the major tasks of his ministry would be to restore confidence to corporate bodies and multi-nationals who have misgivings about the use of sports sponsorship funds by Sports Federations and some sports organisations in Nigeria.
Dalung who spoke during a visit to the Managing Director and Chief Executive of Total Upstream Nigeria Companies, Mr Nicolas Terraz, in Lagos said:
“The ministry of sports was embarking on some major reforms and would work with corporate sponsors to supervise and monitor all sports sponsorship funds and grants to ensure that they are used completely for the purposes budgeted for.”
The Minister thanked the Total Group for the $15 million invested in African youths through the Confederation of African Football (CAF) over eight years.
“That is evidence that Total recognizes the massive talents that abound in Africa and appreciates the role sports can play in engaging and