Solomon Dalung biography, age, career, state of origin, family, place of birth, tribe, children, net worth and many more.
Solomon Dalung Biography
Solomon Selcap Dalung popularly known as Solomon Dalung, was born on 26 September 1964.
He is a Nigerian Politician, Lawyer and Academic. He was made the Minister of Youth and Sports by President Muhammadu Buhari in November 2015 and his tenure ended in May 2019.
He has served in the Nigerian Prisons Service, the University of Jos as a lecturer and as Chairman of Langtang South Local Government in Plateau State.
Early Life and Education
Solomon Dalung was born on the 26th of September 1964 in Sabo Gida, Plateau State.
He had his primary school education at the Local Education Authority Primary School, Sabon Gida in Langtang South Local Government Area of Plateau State from 1971 to 1977.
He then proceeded to Government College Keffi, Nasarawa State for his secondary school education.
After his secondary education, he proceeded to the University of Jos where he graduated with LLB degree in 2000 and was called into the Nigerian Bar in 2001 at the Nigerian Law School, Abuja Campus.
He obtained a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from the University of Jos in 2007 while he was a lecturer at the same Institution.
Solomon Dalung Career
Solomon Dalung joined the Nigerian Prisons Service as a Prison Assistant in 1982 where he rose to the rank of Assistant Inspector of Prisons.
In 1991, while still in the Prisons Service, he enrolled in the Law Program of the University of Jos to obtain a Bachelor of Laws degree which he obtained in the year 2000.
Following his training as an attorney at the University of Jos and the Nigerian Law School, he was moved to the Legal Department at Prisons Headquarters Abuja in 2004 where he served as Legal Officer II but he retired the same year from the Prisons Services.
In 2004, after his retirement from the Nigerian Prisons Service, he took up an appointment as a lecturer with the Law Faculty of the University of Jos.
He started his political Career as a Personal Assistant to Chief Solomon Lar, CON, when Lar was appointed as Adviser Emeritus to President Olusegun Obasanjo until 2003.
In 2007, he was appointed the Chairman of Langtang South Local Government Area up till May 2008.
In his position as Local Government Chairman, he served as the Plateau State Deputy Chairman of the Association of Local Government Chairmen of Nigeria (ALGON) and later as the Chairman of the Association.
After his tenure as Local Government Chairman, he made an attempt at representing Langtang North and South at the National Assembly but lost.
He was a member of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) and was also a member of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Transition Committee.
His tenure ends as the minister of youth and sport in May 2019.
Solomon Dalung is married with children. He lost his first wife in 2017. He is a Christian.
Solomon Dalung is a Nigerian Politician, Lawyer and Academic. His net worth is not available.