A presidential delegation will be led by Vice President Kashim Shettima to the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final in Côte d’Ivoire, as authorized by President Bola Tinubu.
Stanley Nkwocha, who is the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Communications in the Office of the Vice President, made this comment.
According to 460PLAY, on Sunday, February 11, the Super Eagles will return to Abidjan’s Alassane Ouattara Stadium to face off against hosts Côte d’Ivoire.
The encounter, says Nkwocha, will bring back memories of the 1-0 group stage win for Nigeria, which was won by Captain William Troost-Ekong on a penalty kick.
He quoted Tinubu as saying that the presence of Shettima and the delegation at the final demonstrates the government’s unfaltering support and commitment to the team’s victory.
Every Nigerian, no matter where they are, is being asked by the federal government to rally behind the Super Eagles.
“The government also enjoins all Nigerians to raise their voices in encouragement and create a wave of national pride that will propel the team to glory,” he stated, as if he were a government official.
According to 460PLAY, Shettima had previously represented Tinubu in the semi-final, where the Eagles beat South Africa in a thrilling match.