I Represent The Common People – Sports Minister, Dalung

dalung_sports_ministerNigeria’s sports minister, Solomon Dalung has revealed that the red beret on his head was always meant to show the struggle of the common people in the country.

Dalung has come under serious criticism from different quarters of the football sector after his appointment due to his pattern of dressing, which to most people portrays the look of a cultist.

Refusing to bow down to pressure, the Sports Minister has disclosed via his Facebook account that he’s in love with wearing khaki and his red beret, rather than dressing gorgeously to intimidate.

He wrote, ”So many people have asked this same question ” what is behind your mode of outfits and what is the motivating principle?”
dalung_red_beret“The ‘Red Beret’ is my signature for a struggle of the common people. The ‘Khaki’ is just nothing but a very modest way of appreciating the magnitude of problems the ‘common people’ face in this country. I don’t fancy putting on attire outside of that because it does not at all portray our understanding of the situation in which we operate. There are people in this country who find it difficult to eat one meal a day and yet, we intimidate and harass them with gorgeously expensive dresses” Dalung said.

“Some of our apparel can even feed a whole community! I find it difficult to reconcile such an irony. (Sighs) So, I have decided to just live happily and modestly because that is how I feel happy each time I am in my simple wears” Dalung continued.

“As for the ‘Red Beret’, it is the signature of those who struggle against injustice, violence and oppression of the poor. In fact, the red color, historically represents the blood of the poor people who have been struggling for a better society”.

“Each time we look at the red beret, we remember that some people have sacrificed their lives in struggling to live better in a world which was created by God and which others have decided to hijack and live at their own advantage against the voiceless majority. So…the summary of who I am is that I am a Comrade walking the talk,” he concluded.