Ka’Oje told newsmen in Abuja that the comment was totally wrong, noting that Dalung has no right to do so.
Ka’Oje said that Dalung minister declaring state of emergency in sports meant that he had enough money to pump into the sector and turn it around without necessarily involving President Muhammadu Buhari.
“So, if a minister declares a state of emergency, where will he get the money to fund the declaration apart from the normal budgetary provision he gets annually? The major ingredient in sports development is funding”.
He urged the minister to think of returning the National Sports Commission (NSC) and ensuring that a law backing its establishment was passed in the National Assembly.