Nigeria Vs Zambia: Fashola to Represent Buhari

October 6, 2017
Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, will represent President Muhammadu Buhari at Saturday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying showdown between Nigeria and Zambia in Uyo.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) made the disclosure in a statement by Ademola Olajire, its

L-R: Tunde Fashola and President Buhari

L-R: Tunde Fashola and President Buhari

spokesman, saying it learnt on Friday morning that Fashola would fly into Akwa Ibom on Saturday.

He noted that Fashola, a former governor of Lagos State, frequently hosted the grand finale of the Federation Cup (now AITEO Cup) competition and was a notable football enthusiast.

The NFF spokesman said that top officials had also confirmed that the President of the Senate, Sen. Bukola Saraki, Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung would be in attendance.

READ ALSO:   32 million Americans engage in extreme binge-drinking, says study

“The Chairmen of the Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Sports, Sen. Obinna Ogba and Rep. Goni Bukar Lawan will also be guests at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium.

READ  Oliseh, NFF Humiliated me – Vincent Enyeama

“The host, Gov. Udom Emmanuel and members of the Akwa Ibom Cabinet, NOC President Habu Gumel and Members of the NFF Executive Committee and Management will also be present,’’ he said.

Nigeria is three points ahead of second-placed Zambia going into the penultimate day of the African qualifiers.

The Super Eagles require only the minimum win against the Chipolopolo on Saturday to join 10 other nations that have already qualified for the 32-team football showpiece in Russia in 2018.

READ ALSO:   Abuja Residents Lament As Prostitutes Convert Utako Community To Brothels

You may be interested

Groundnut production in Nigeria: main challenges on the industry
Headlines
Headlines

Groundnut production in Nigeria: main challenges on the industry

Ademola Yakubu - November 21, 2017

Many farmers consider going into groundnut production in Nigeria. However, some of them do not consider the major constraints of…

Nigeria attacks Italy over hasty burial of 26 migrants
Headlines
Headlines

Nigeria attacks Italy over hasty burial of 26 migrants

Ademola Yakubu - November 21, 2017

- The federal government has expressed shock over the hasty burial of 26 migrants who drowned in the Mediterranean sea-…

Top 3 most expensive secondary schools in Ogun State and their fees
Headlines
Headlines

Top 3 most expensive secondary schools in Ogun State and their fees

Ademola Yakubu - November 21, 2017

Do you know the most expensive secondary schools in Ogun State? Are these schools really the best? The most popular…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.