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AFCON: Lawan leads Presidential team to Egypt, expresses confidence in Super Eagles



President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, has departed Abuja to lead a presidential delegation to cheer Super Eagles in today’s match against Algeria in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

Mr Mohammed Isa, the Special Assistant to the President of the Senate on Media and Publicity, said in a statement on Sunday in Abuja that the delegation was made up of 11 men.

Isa said other members of the delegation include the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha.

Others include Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos States, Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele, and President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Mr Habu Gumel.

Also in the delegation are a representative of the Presidency; Capt. Hosa Okunbo, and the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Mr Olusade Adesola.

Others are Muhammad Gambo, the ministry’s Director of Facilities, and former Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Solomon Dalung.

Isa also quoted the president of the senate before departing for Egypt as saying: “The Presence of the delegation will boost the morale of the Nigerian players and spur them to win the match.