11 Aug 2016

Biography of Solomon Dalung, Minister of Youth and Sports

Solomon Dalung, was born on September 26, 1964. He is an indigene of Plateau State
in Nigeria.

He had his primary school education at Local Education Authority Primary School Sabon Gida town in Langtang South Local Government Area of Plateau State from 1971 to 1977. He then proceeded for his Secondary Education at Government College Keffi, presently in Nassarawa State, where he obtained his West Africa School Certificate.

In 1982, Solomon Dalung got a job with the Nigerian Prisons Service as a Prison Assistant. He rose through the ranks to become Assistant Inspector of Prisons.

While  a staff of  the Nigerian Prisons Service, he enrolled to study Law at the University of Jos in 1991. He thereafter graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law in the year 2000. He immediately proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Bwari, Abuja, and was later called to the Nigerian Bar in 2001.

As a lawyer, he was transferred to the Legal Department at the Prisons Headquarters Abuja, where he served as Legal Officer II in the prisons headquarters prior to retirement.

He thereafter had the opportunity of working as a Personal Assistant to Chief Solomon Lar; who was appointed as Adviser Emeritus to President Olusegun Obasanjo until 2003.

In 2004, he took up an appointment with the Faculty of Law in the University of Jos as a lecturer. In 2005, he went further to obtain a postgraduate degree in law which he concluded in 2007.

Solomon Dalung became the Chairman of Langtang South Local Government Area of Plateau State from 2007 to May 2008. While serving as the Chairman of Langtang South, he also served as the Plateau State Deputy Chairman and later Chairman of the Association of Local Government Chairmen of Nigeria (ALGON).

He was also a Member of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF)and President  Buhari’s Transitional Commitee .

He sought to represent Langtang North and South at the National Assembly but could not get the peoples’ mandate.

It is however worthy to note that  in Langtang South Local Government Area of Plateau State, Solomon  Dalung is referred to as “the man who brought coloured roofing sheets,”due to his massive transformation of public facilities during his tenure as Chairman.

According to Solomon Dalung, “governance is a social responsibility and a democratic leader is equivalent to a human god, having the responsibility to determine the destiny of fellow human beings. He did not acquire power by conquest, strength or might but either by charisma, bureaucracy or law. There is an instrument that confers that power on him and is expected to exercise it within the parameter of the enabling authority”.
In October, 2015, he was appointed the Minister of Youths and Sports by the President Buhari Led Administration.


  1. I came here to read Dalung's biography in order to rationalize why his cluelessness is this astonishing.

    Unfortunately, nothing in is biography really helps with my mission. But here's something he said that I found amusing "governance is a social responsibility and a democratic leader is equivalent to a human god, having the responsibility to determine the destiny of fellow human beings".

    Human god? Please give me a break.

  2. studied law for 9 years, and yet cannot speak good English. " the funds spended were properly spended" and he was appointed by Buhari as sports minister ,very wise choice

  3. I equally came here to read about this strange personality who talks before thinking. How on earth did this man become a minister in Nigeria? Please are these the crop of individuals President Buhari spent over six months to find? Interesting!

  4. I do not find anything intriguing here. He is just a shame to democracy

  5. I also came here to find out if this man, who talks before thinking actually studied and practiced Law before venturing into politics. But alas, I found that though he didn't practiced Law, he thought Law at the prestigious Unijos. I still can't come to terms that Buhari "spended" a whole of six months to give us this as a minister. Oma she o! (So sad)

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