Published On: Thu, Apr 4th, 2019

FIFA congratulates President Buhari for re-election

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By Amaechi Agbo

World football governing body, Federation of International Football Association, FIFA, has congratulated Nigeria’s President-elect, Mohammad Buhari for his re-election.
FIFA ‘s message through its supremo, Gianni Infantino congratulated the Nigeria President for achieving the feat and thanked him for providing enabling environment for football development in Nigeria.
Infantino’s message was delivered by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, President, AmajuPinnick during the 2nd edition of the Aiteo/NFF Football Award Night held in Lagos.
Pinnick, while delivering his speech at the ceremony said that the FIFA boss who was absent in the event, sent his warm regards to the federation and Nigerians.
“This is auspicious night and I welcome the FIFA Secretary General, Fatma Samuora, thank you for coming.
“Perhaps, what many of us don’t know is the fact that although FIFA President, Infantino is not here but he sent his congratulatory message to Nigeria President, Mohammadu Buhari for his re-election.
“Tonight, is not meant for speeches but I want to in a most special way, thank President Buhari for providing the enabling environment for football to trive in the country. He has always been there for us at critical times of need,” Amaju said

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