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Sanwoolu, Gbajabiamila, Omo-Agege, Abubakar In Federal Government Delegation to AFCON 2021

Sanwoolu, Gbajabiamila, Omo-Agege, Abubakar In Federal Government Delegation to AFCON 2021

The Federal Government has named a high powered delegation to lead the Nigerian contingent to the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations tournament starting in Cameroon next Sunday, January 9, 2022.


The delegation will be led by the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwoolu.

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila, the Deputy Senate president, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, the chairmen of the Senate and House Committees on Sports, Senator Obinna Ogba and Honourable Olumide Osoba are also in the delegation.


Some other members include the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr 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).

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


The delegation is expected to leave for Cameroon on Monday , the 10th of January, 2022 ahead of Nigeria’s first game on the 11th of January.


The Super Eagles of Nigeria are in Group D alongside Egypt, Sudan and Guinea Bissau. The group games will be played in Garoua. Nigeria’s first game will be against Egypt on Tuesday, the 11th of January, 2022.

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 10
  • MONKEY POST 5 months ago

    Na wa o! Dem don start to dey trowey our money upndan… How many people ontop deligation mata? one or two person don do na.. Besides why do we have the minister of sport? He should be the one representing the Federal govt.

     
    • Folarin 5 months ago

      It is called morale booster and they will also be there to join to sing our National Anthem before each match. In 2019 edition, it was the Senate president, Mohamed Lawan that led the delegation to Egypt. Others were HoR speaker, Govs. Okowa and Sanwolu, CBN Governor etc. Other countries also send delegation to psych up their team.

       
  • Chidi 5 months ago

    Imagine this how they are going to waste taxpayers money y all this delegation what are they going there to do?this country is so corrupt and shameless people are starving, suffering and the federal government is sending a delegation chaii I weep for this country aside the sports minister anybody that wants to go should sponsor he’s or her trip

     
  • Dr. Drey 5 months ago

    21 govt officials + 9 “technical” wise men + Another 9 Non technical members of the SE management crew + The entire NFF board and committees.

    But they didnt have money to pay bonuses since the group stages of 2019 AFCON and it never bothered them.

    The next thing we will hear is that our players are washing their jerseys or boots themselves in their hotel rooms after use earlier in the day.

    I hope they all find what they are all going to look for in Cameroon.

     
  • Fairplay 5 months ago

    I didn’t know this kind of thing still happen in Nigeria. Aside the financial burden on Nigeria sponsoring these so-called big men and women, I can’t imagine the fact that they will leave their public offices and duty posts which is their primary responsibility and attend a football competition just because Nigeria is participating. Even the CBN Governor and the Finance Minister who are supposed to be busy trying to reduce inflation and strengthen the Naira are in the party. It’s a shame for us as a nation. The only gov’t personality who needs to there is the Sports Minister because that is his primary constituency. SMH.

     
  • Ako AMADI 5 months ago

    Very sad! The amount of money spent on this delegation, including girlfriends will be astronomical

     
  • MONKEY POST 5 months ago

    Which girlfriends? Why are you painting it and making it sound nice?

    Their aim is to go there and be parking prostitutes upndan in their hotels… And you kmow those Cameroon girls gat huge. LMAO! And all these our policians are easily attracted to those qualities. Oh! God help us..we need to flush all these politicians come 2023..

     
  • This is the problem i am having with this people in politicals offices every little chance they get they want to spend taxpayer’s money what’s all this nonsense for carrying out loud

     
  • Emmanuel 5 months ago

    This is serious. All these people to Afcon? Nigeria has money ooo. It is well.

     
  • We do to his but owe players bonuses. Shame