The Chief Executive Officer and founder, Women and Children in support of Community Development Initiative" (WOCCI), a Jos based NGO, Edwina Mang has applauded the minister for youths and Sports Development, Hon. Solomon Dalung for creating and facilitating opportunities for youths to be self-reliant.

Mrs. Mang, in an interview with Headline newspaper's Political Editor, Jeffrey Isaacs in Abuja saw the Minister's efforts as nationalistic, urging others to emulate.

In a related development, the convener, the Tarok Professional Forum, a nonpartisan development group, Chief Nanzing Nden has showered praises on Minister Dalung for his selfless service to humanity.

Nden in an interview with Headline news believed the minister's skill acquisition initiatives and other "people-oriented" programmes facilitated by him are of enormous national benefits.