Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung has insisted that the former Director-General of the defunct National Sports Commission, Alhassan Yakmut must account for the N2.9 billion he received from the federal government for the prosecution of the last All African Games held in Congo Brazzaville.
Dalung gave the hint in Lagos when he said that, ‘’President Muhammadu Buhari, is insisting that the money must be properly accounted for before he could release money for the Rio Olympic Games holding in Brazil from August 5 to 21.
Al-Hassan Yakmut, now demoted and transferred to the Ministry of Niger Delta as a director, is said to have failed to account for about N600 million.
Dalung, who spoke to select Sports Editor in Lagos, said President Buhari, when approached for more funds, had requested for details of the disbursement of the N2.9 billion.
He is, however, hopeful that with the special appeal he made, the President could release more funds to prepare for the upcoming Olympic Games.
“In government, there are processes for the release of funds. So when you take money, you have to account for it. There was the need to explain the spending of the money. So I needed to convince the President on the spending of the money.
I have written to the President to explain the urgency in this. I hope he will approve some money soon but the former DG must account for what he collected.”

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