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Jonathan pledges support for new NFF board

10 October 2014, 07:07

Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday in Abuja pledged the Federal Government's support for the newly elected board of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The president made the pledge when the NFF board led by Amaju Pinnick visited the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.

A statement by Ademola Olajire, the NFF's assistant director of communications, quoted the president as pledging the government's support for the new NFF leadership.

"I congratulate you on your coming into office but it means a lot of work because you have to invest a lot of energy into building on past successes and reaching new heights.

`"You can count on the support of the government; however, I am even more motivated by your pledge to seek greater support from Corporate Nigeria.

"You know very well how much our people love the game of football; it is now your responsibility to see how our people can derive greater joy from watching the national teams play,” the statement quoted Jonathan as saying.

It said that earlier, Pinnick commended the president for his keen love and support for Nigeria football which he had demonstrated over the years.

"Mr president, on behalf of the Nigeria football family, I wish to express deep appreciation to Your Excellency and your administration for the huge support that has been given to Nigeria football.

"You are indeed Nigeria’s number one supporter of football for several years now.

"We remember your excellency’s tremendous efforts, then as Vice-President, to ensure that Nigeria hosted the FIFA U-17 World Cup finals in 2009; since then, your excellency has never looked back,” Pinnick said.

Pinnick also commended Tammy Danagogo, the Minister of Sports and Gbenga Elegbeleye, the Director-General of the National Sports Commission (NSC) for their support and understanding.

"NFF is indebted to the leadership of the NSC for the much that they have done and always ready to do, especially in bringing to an end the leadership crisis of the past few months,” he said.

The NFF board had earlier visited the Senate President, David Mark on Thursday in Abuja where a similar support was pledged.


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