President Bola Tinubu has directed Vice President Kashim Shettima to lead a presidential team to the finals of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d’Ivoire.
Gatekeepers News reports that the Senior Special Assistant to The President on Media & Communications, Stanley Nkwocha disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.
Shettima had also represented the President at the semi-finals when the Super Eagles defeated South Africa in a pulsating encounter.
Jose Peseiro’s men are set to face host, Côte d’Ivoire, in a thrilling rematch at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan on Sunday, February 11.
The match will rekindle the memories of the Nigerian national team’s 1-0 victory in the group stage secured through Captain William Troost-Ekong’s penalty.
The statement read, “Recognising the unifying power of football and the immense role the Super Eagles play in fostering national pride and unity, the President, His Excellency, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, believes that Vice President.
“Shettima’s presence at the finals alongside the delegation is a testament to the government’s unwavering support for the team and its dedication to their success.
“The federal government calls on all Nigerians, both at home and abroad, to unite in support of the Super Eagles, and to raise their voices in encouragement, and create a wave of national pride that propels the team to glory.”