President Muhammadu Buhari has received a congratulatory message from the Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday following his re-election as President and Commander-In-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
In the early hours of Wednesday, the Independent National Electoral Commission declared President Buhari successfully re-elected along with his running mate, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, GCON following the Nigerian General Election 2019.
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“The NFF is excited by the victory of President Buhari. We attribute all the successes that we have had in football in the past four years to His Excellency, working closely and in unison with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and other key members of his administration.
“The Government of President Muhammadu Buhari has been providing the conducive environment necessary for the game of football to thrive in our dear country and we believe that the next four years will be even more fruitful for Nigerian football,” NFF President Amaju Melvin Pinnick, said.
Pinnick, who is attending the FIFA Executive Football Summit in Italy alongside NFF General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi, said the various accomplishments of Nigerian Football locally and internationally in the past four years, on and off the field, could not have seen the light of day without the active support and encouragement of the Buhari-led Government.
In the past four years of the Buhari administration, Nigerian Football has blossomed with FIFA and CAF appointments for Nigerians more than ever before.
Pinnick himself emerged the first -ever 1st Vice President of CAF from Nigeria.
He is also a Member of the Organizing Committee for FIFA Competitions, and President of the organizing committee for the AFCON – CAF’s flagship competition.