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Buhari congratulates Pinnick on appointment into FIFA

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick, to use his new office as the 5th Vice President of FIFA to enhance Nigeria’s position as a football-loving nation.

This was contained in his charge through the Special Adviser on Media and publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina to Pinnick on Friday, when he commended the NFF chief on his appointment, stating that it is hard work and dedication, took him to the international football administration.

“President Muhammadu Buhari applauds Mr. Amaju Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), on his election into the FIFA Executive Council, the highest decision-making organ in world football.

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“The President believes that by dint of hard work, dedication, and consistency, Pinnick has proven to be an efficient football administrator and the world has taken notice of his competency skills by electing him into the FIFA Council and one of the Vice Presidents of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

“The President notes that this feat of enhanced visibility and prestige of Nigeria in the international community is coming on the heels of recent elections of other well qualified and endowed Nigerians into strategic leadership positions in international organizations.

“The President urges Pinnick to see his new assignment as an opportunity to enhance Nigeria’s reputation and identity as a football-loving country and optimally utilize the role of sports, through football, as a driving force to engender development, peace, and stability at the regional and international levels.

“As an active supporter of the round leather game, the President joins other enthusiastic fans in Nigeria and across the continent in wishing the NFF president the best in his new position,” the statement reads.

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