Ministerial committee recommends scrapping of DG
BY JUDE OPARA, Abuja
There are strong indications that the Ministry of Youth and Sports has concluded plans to scrap the office of the Director General of the ministry.
Source at the ministry told Sports Vanguard that the committee set up by the Permanent Secretary, Christian Ohaa to look into how to harmonise the operations of the ministry and those of the Sports Commission recommended that other directors be retained except the office of the Director General, currently occupied by Alhassan Yakmut.
According to our source, there are two windows being created for Yakmut; either he gets posted to another ministry to complete his tenure or remain in the ministry as a director.
The position was said to have been based on the fact that the then National Sports Commission (NSC) never existed under any known Nigerian law.
Our source further revealed that the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung may have tactically started implementing the recommendations as the embattled Director General is said to be hardly put in the know of events in the ministry.