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Sanwo-Olu, Gbajabiamila, Omo-Agege, others lead Eagles’ support to AFCON

By Gowon Akpodonor
05 January 2022   |   3:56 am
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, will lead Federal Government’s high-powered delegation to the Africa Cup of Nations, which begins in Cameroun on Sunday.

[FILE] Super Eagles training . Photo: TWITTER/NFF

• CBN Governor, Fashola, Ogba also listed

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, will lead Federal Government’s high-powered delegation to the Africa Cup of Nations, which begins in Cameroun on Sunday.

The Super Eagles are expected to depart Abuja today for Garoua, venue of their match, while the Federal Government delegation will join them on Monday to cheer Nigeria in the first game against the Pharaohs of Egypt on Tuesday, January 11.

The Super Eagles are in Group D alongside Egypt, Sudan and Guinea Bissau. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila, the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, the Chairmen of Senate and House Committees on Sports, Senator Obinna Ogba and Honourable Olumide Osoba are also in the delegation.

Oher members include the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Minister of Agriculture, Dr Mohammed Abubakar, Ministers of State for Finance, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, Agriculture, Mustapha Baba Shehuri and Science and Technology, Mohammed Abdullahi, the Special Adviser to Mr President on Sports, Daniel Amokachi, as well as a representative of the Department of State Security (DSS).

Others expected to be part of a special delegation are the President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Sunday Asefun, Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyeama, Executive Director, Premier Lotto, Bisi Adebutu, Executive Director Marketing, Nigeria Breweries, Emmanuel Orhiaki, Managing Director, MTN, Karl Toriola, and the Managing Director of Coca-cola, Alfred Olajide.

The Guardian recalls that some members of this delegation were at the last AFCON in Egypt to support the Super Eagles in their second round match against the Lions of Cameroun, which Nigeria won 3-2 in Alexandra.