The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has charged the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, to lead the Nigerian assignment to the African Cup of Nations starting in Cameroon on Sunday.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, spread the word about this in a letter addressed to Gbajabiamila dated January 6, 2022, a duplicate of which our reporter got on Friday.
The letter, with Reference Number FMYSD/FEAD/FED/NFF/GR/CON/T/20, was named ‘Central Government Delegation to the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon ninth January to sixth February, 2022.’
It read, “It is my honor to pass on the endorsement of His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, of your arrangement as head of the Federal Government designation, driving the Nigerian unforeseen to the 2021 African Cup of Nations booked for Yaounde, Cameroon, from ninth January to sixth February. 2022.
“The designation will pass on the altruism message of Mr. President to the Super Eagles of Nigeria, which will fill in as a confidence promoter and further show the Federal Government’s backing and obligation to the group during the competition.
“The gathering stage matches of the Super Eagles have been planned to happen in Garoua, Cameroon, where Nigeria has been attracted to play in Group D close by Egypt, Sudan, Guinea-Bissau on the eleventh, fifteenth and nineteenth of January, 2022, individually.”