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Minister of sports blasts Lalong for naming Jos street after Buhari

The Minister for Sports and Youths Development,  Solomon Selcap Dalung has descended heavily on Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State for naming a newly commissioned road in Jos after President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Minister took to his Facebook page to criticise the Plateau State governor and described the naming of the road after Buhari as a disaster.

He said the decision to name the street after President Buhari was borne out of desperation by the governor to secure a second term in 2019.

Said Dalung: "Another disaster of the President’s visit was the renaming of Yakubu Gowon way to Muhammadu Buhari way. To say the least, it is embarrassing.

" Gowon was the President’s boss how can he be stripped of a 40 years privilege and honour in his home state? This is the worst thing that can happen to a man like the elder statesman. I believed that General Gowon is feeling betrayed and abandoned by his own people.

"This is a political decision of Lalong desperately taken to secure 2019 ambition but not the decision of the people of plateau. We condemned this act with all sense of love for Yakubu Gowon as a father, while advising Governor Alert to withdraw this unpatriotic decision and publicly apologized to Yakubu Gowon and the President for embarrassing them.


"If the visit of the president was intended to secure 2019 for Lalong, it has exposed his ambition to great risk and multiply his opponents. "