Tinubu directs Shettima to lead presidential delegation to Abidjan for AFCON final

President Bola Tinubu has directed Vice President Kashim Shettima to lead a presidential delegation to the final of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d’Ivoire.

Senior special assistant to the president on media and communications, office of the vice-president Stanley Nkwocha stated this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will take on hosts Côte d’Ivoire, in a rematch at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan on Sunday, February 11.

Mr Nkwocha said that the match will rekindle the memories of Nigeria’s 1-0 victory against the hosts in the group stage secured through captain William Troost-Ekong’s penalty.

He said that Tinubu believes that 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.

“The government also enjoins all Nigerians to raise their voices in encouragement, and create a wave of national pride that will propel the team to glory,” he said.

Shettima had earlier represented President Tinubu at the semi-finals when the Eagles defeated South Africa.

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