Sports minister causes stir with attire at Tarok carnivalDecember 31, 2018
The Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung , caused a stir when he appeared clad in his native attire at the 2018 Tarok Cultural Carnival , which held in the Langtang South Local Government Area of Plateau State on Saturday.
Guests and participants were surprised by the lawyer , who wore a skirt made of animal skin , while his upper body was bare . He also sported a pair of blue canvas shoes with a blue cap to match .
The minister also took part in the dances and parades, which were the high points of the event .
In his remarks at the event , Dalung advised the Tarok people to love one another , noting that the ethnic group had made sacrifices for the unity of Nigeria and deserved to hold the highest positions in the country .
He stated that his people fought in the First and Second World Wars in defence of Nigeria , “but nobody has remembered them except President Muhammadu Buhari .”
The minister further said , “The Tarok people have been deprived of opportunities to be secretary to the state government, chief of staff , ambassadors , representative in the United Nations except for Gen . Joseph Garba , who served as the 44 th President of the UN .
“Our people , particularly in Langtang South, were denied opportunities to be elected as members of the House of Representatives , senators and governor ; yet , we are the highest producers of agricultural products in Plateau State .”
The Chairman on the occasion , Mr Nanven Nimfyel , also called on the people to join hands together for the progress of the Tarok nation .
In his closing remarks, the Tarok traditional ruler , Chief Lot Nden , called on the people to love each other .