President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appointed Vice President Kashim Shettima to lead a delegation to the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals in Côte d’Ivoire.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by Stanley Nkwocha, Senior Special Assistant to The President on Media & Communications, Office of The Vice President on Saturday.
Vice President Shettima previously represented the President at the semi-finals, where the Super Eagles triumphed over South Africa.
Nigeria’s national team is gearing up to face the host nation, Côte d’Ivoire, in an anticipated rematch at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan on Sunday, February 11th.
This upcoming match promises to revive memories of Nigeria’s 1-0 victory in the group stage, sealed by Captain William Troost-Ekong’s decisive penalty.
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According to the statement, “President Tinubu believes that Vice President Shettima’s presence at the final 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, and to raise their voices in encouragement, and create a wave of national pride that propels the team to glory.”