•Backs Pinnick’s candidature for CAF government seat
From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja
The Federal govt has reiterated the decision for Nigeria to throw its weight on the candidacy of Issa Hayatou for the Confederation of Africa soccer (CAF) presidency was in basic terms in accordance with political, diplomatic and national pursuits.
Minister of early life and sports development, Barr Solomon Dalung, who made the disclosure during a media parley to announce the 2018 Commonwealth games Queen’s Baton Relay billed to arrive Nigeria on April four, 2017, in Abuja the previous day, argued that having helped Nigeria in the battle against Boko Haram insurgents, Cameroon had proved to be a excellent neighbour.
while warning that not at all will have to the NFF go towards the resolutions of the federal executive, Bar Dalung mentioned: “The federal govt used to be elected according to exchange mantra and we are pursuing insurance policies of certain changes in sports activities. Let me touch upon the coming near near CAF election, we have carried out many issues out of the tradition regarding our participation in this election. however we enable things to head as a result of the alternate.
“I had expressed my feelings after I changed into the sports Minister by using asking why there was no Nigerians in the CAF govt committee. a country of 170 million and a huge stakeholder cannot be stopped from taking part in energetic phase. So, the place of the federal government on the president of the soccer federation, Amaju Pinnick contesting is rarely unsure. it is very clear. we’re helping him and we’re going full blast.
“on the other hand, for the presidency of CAF, after I invited the NFF I advised them Nigeria’s position is to vote in favour of our national pastime which is in the individual of Issa Hayatou of Cameroon.