President Goodluck Jonathan has constituted a high-powered delegation headed by Senate President David Mark to represent the Federal Government at tomorrow’s FIFA Under-17 World Soccer Finals between Nigeria and Mexico in the United Arab Emirates.
Other members of the delegation include Minister of Special Duties Tanimu Turaki, Minister of Labour Emeka Wogu, Minister of Water Resources Sarah Ochekpe and Minister of State for FCT Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide.
Jonathant, in a statement issued today by his Spokesman, Dr Reuben Abati, charged the delegation to ensure that the Golden Eaglets receive all necessary support and motivation for victory.
Abati said the President told the delegation to reassure the Golden Eaglets and their handlers of his personal confidence and expectation that they will maintain their excellent track-record in this year’s Championship and crown their winning performances with another victory against the Mexicans tomorrow.
He added that President Jonathan also conveyed to the Eaglets, through the delegation, the best wishes of all Nigerians for their victory and promised the team that together with all other patriotic Nigerians, within and outside the country, he will be cheering them on to victory during the match.
According to him, the president looks forward to receiving them at the Presidential Villa and showing them the full appreciation of the nation when, as expected, they return in triumph to Nigeria.