President of Nigeria football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick has formally expressed heartfelt appreciation to the Federal govt of Nigeria, the NFF executive Committee, President of the Senate, Speaker of the house of Representatives, the NFF Congress, contributors of the Senate Committee on sports, participants of the house of Reps’ Committee and a couple of different people and teams for their improve against his recent election as a Member of the CAF govt Committee.
The Member of the Organizing Committee for FIFA Competitions again to Nigeria few days ago ahead of a special thanksgiving service in Warri this weekend, and to attend to vital concerns in Nigeria soccer sooner than heading to the FIFA beach Soccer World Cup (starting within the Bahamas in three weeks), from where he will fly to Bahrain for the 67th FIFA Congress early subsequent month.
“I cannot probably specific appreciation to everybody and teams who gave me ample enhance. however, i have to very in particular thank President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), vice chairman Yemi Osinbajo (GCON), Senate President Bukola Saraki (CON), the Speaker of the house (Most Honourable Yakubu Dogara, CFR), sports Minister Solomon Dalung, Chairman and contributors of the Senate Committee on sports, Chairman and members of the house Committee on sports and of course, the NFF Congress. Chairman of the Senate Committee, Senator Obinna Ogba was once in my opinion current at the elections in Ethiopia.
“I also want to specially thank the Governors of Delta, Lagos, Edo and move River States (Their Excellencies Ifeanyi Okowa, Akinwunmi Ambode, Godwin Obaseki and Ben Ayade, respectively), the Minister of State for Petroleum (Dr. Ibe Kachikwu), the Director general of Nigeria Maritime Administration and security company (Dr. Dakuku Peterside), eminent newspaper columnists, revered sports editors, sports managers, reporters and correspondents and indeed everybody who played a task to peer to the actualization of the dream.
“I want to guarantee everybody that I harbour no ill –feeling in opposition to any individual who did not outrightly give their give a boost to. folks have requested me in regards to the individuals of CAF committees who spoke towards my aspiration, and i have responded that they’re extremely –experienced directors and we cannot want away their expertise and institutional information.”
Pinnick insists that the landmark feat, which makes him most effective the 0.33 Nigerian in CAF govt Committee, and the appointment into one of world football’s most important committees, won’t becloud his vision and that of the current NFF Board to build a sustainable soccer tradition for Nigeria.
“Now, we have a voice in African football politics, and we can play some role in world soccer. then again, we remain committed to taking Nigeria football to new heights of excellence and we intend to place the whole lot into the qualification campaigns for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2019 Africa Cup of countries finals.
“we’re also working exhausting to deal with the problem of funding, with the aid of interfacing with Nigeria corporates to convince many more of them to embody strategic partnership with the Nigeria sport.”
meanwhile, more congratulatory messages have landed on Pinnick’s desk following the victory in Addis Ababa, the most recent coming from the presidents of Egyptian soccer affiliation and the Federation Burkinabe de soccer.
In his message, FBF boss, Colonel Sita Sangare wrote: “Following your good election as African member of the chief committee of CAF all the way through the CAF Congress held on the 16th of March in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), I would like, on behalf of the football association of Burkina Faso and on my own behalf to ship you my warmest congratulations.
“i am very assured that your wealthy expertise will probably be highly really helpful to the development of African soccer. I therefore want you full success in your responsibility.”
EFA president Hany Abo Rida, who’s a Member of the FIFA Council, wrote: “On behalf of the EFA president, board members and the manager supervisor, now we have the pleasure to ship you our best greetings for the arrogance of the CAF common assembly and your success at the CAF election as CAF government committee member.
“This confidence expresses the desire of the CAF basic meeting, which contributes to advance the level of the game in the African continent and co-operation between CAF and its affiliated federations so as to serve the African soccer.”