President Bola Tinubu has delegated Vice-President Kashm Shettima to represent him at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final in Côte d’Ivoire.
In a statement released by VP Kashim Shettima on Saturday, February 9, it was disclosed that President Tinubu directed the Vice President to lead a presidential delegation to the highly anticipated match between Nigeria and the hosts at the Olympic Stadium Ebimpe, Abidjan, scheduled for Sunday.
The statement highlighted President Tinubu’s acknowledgment of football’s unifying power and the significant role played by the Super Eagles in fostering national pride and unity.
It emphasized the government’s unwavering support for the team and dedication to their success, as demonstrated by Vice President Shettima’s presence at the finals alongside the delegation.
Furthermore, the federal government urged all Nigerians, both at home and abroad, to unite in support of the Super Eagles and to actively encourage the team, fostering a sense of national pride that would propel them to victory.
This announcement follows remarks made by Patrice Motsepe, president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), earlier, confirming President Tinubu’s attendance at the final match in Côte d’Ivoire.
Nigeria won South Africa on Wednesday to clinch a place in the AFCON final. The three time AFCON champion will battle it out with the host, Ivory Coast on Sunday for the trophy.