The President of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has directed the Vice President, Kashim Shettima to lead a presidential delegation to the final match of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d’Ivoire.
Recall that Shettima had also represented President Tinubu at the semi-final match in which the Nigerian national team defeated South Africa in the pulsating encounter.
The Super Eagles is set to face host, Côte d’Ivoire at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan on Sunday, February 11.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Communications (Office of The Vice President), Stanley Nkwocha on Saturday in Abuja.
According to the statement, “Recognising the unifying power of football and the immense role the Super Eagles play in fostering national pride and unity, the President, His Excellency, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, believes that Vice President Shettima’s presence at the finals alongside the delegation is a testament to the government’s unwavering support for the team and its dedication to their success.
“The Federal Government calls on all Nigerians, both at home and abroad, to unite in support of the Super Eagles, and to raise their voices in encouragement, and create a wave of national pride that propels the team to glory”.