Tunde Opalana, Abuja
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has departed Abuja this morning to lead a presidential delegation to cheer Super Eagles in their today’s match against Algeria in the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.
This is contained in a statement by Mohammed Isa, the Special Assistant to the Senate President on Media and Publicity.
Speaking before his departure, Lawan, according to the statement said the presence of the delegation would boost the morale of the Nigerian players and spur them to win the match.
“I am confident that our boys will today reenact their winning streak in their determination to win the trophy, and they need all of our support including our physical presence,” he added.
Also on the 11-man delegation are the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.
Governors Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos States, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Habu Gumel, and a Representative of the Presidency; Captain Hosa Okunbo are also part of the delegation.
Others were, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Olusade Adesola, and Muhammad Gambo, the ministry’s Director of Facilities and former Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung.