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Retired Military Athletes Should Do More – Dalung

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Minister of Youth & Sports Development Solomon Dalung has charged retired athletes of the Nigerian Army to do more to improve the quality of their sporting events.
Dalung, who spoke while welcoming a 12-man delegation of the Nigerian Air Force, led by Air Commodore Charles Idehen Oghowen, who came to brief him on the forthcoming Nigerian Air Force 2016 Games slated for Katsina from October 24 to 29, 2016, urged the military authority to tap from the experience and skill of retired military athletes, seeing as they have the competency and technical know-how to organise sporting competitions.
According to Dalung, such athletes could be engaged as coaches, referees, judges or umpires to improve the standard of the games.
Dalung, who described the Air Force and the ministry as partners in progress, commended the officers of the Nigerian Air Force for their significant role in safe-guarding and protecting the territorial integrity of the country and ensure that its air space remained secure.
He applauded the body for organising sporting event, not only to keep its men and women fit and healthy, but to use them as an instrument for promoting peace and unity as well as strengthening the progress of the nation.
He assured the delegation that he would honour the event and that the ministry would provide the required technical support for a successful organisation of the championship.
The leader of the delegation and chairman of the Nigeria Air Force Games 2016 local organising committee, Air Commodore Charles Idehen Oghomwen, solicited for government support for the 13-sport show-piece.

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