President Bola Tinubu has directed Vice-President, Kashim Shettima, to lead a presidential delegation to the finals of the African Cup of Nations in Côte d’Ivoire.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Communications, Office of the Vice President, Stanley Nkwocha, stated this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.
The Super Eagles will take on host Côte d’Ivoire in a rematch at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan on Sunday, February 11.
Mr Nkwocha said that the match will rekindle memories of Nigeria’s 1-0 victory against the host in the group stage, secured through Captain William Troost-Ekong’s penalty.
He said that Mr Tinubu believes that Mr Shettima’s presence at the finals, alongside the delegation, is a testament to the government’s unwavering support for the team and its dedication to their success.
”The Federal Government calls on all Nigerians, both at home and abroad, to unite in support of 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 said.
Mr Shettima had earlier represented the President at the semi-finals when the Eagles defeated South Africa in a pulsating encounter.