For Nigeria, it has been a season of good fortunes at the world stage as some of her citizens are now occupying important international post both at the Sub-regional, Continental and World levels as the recent selection of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as new Director General of World Trade Organisation (WTO) has shown.
He stated unequivocally that “Amaju’s ambition would further reposition Nigeria in the global football map where we have made remarkable inroads” and indicated that his triumph would follow in the glorious steps of illustrious compatriots Dr Akinwunmi Adesina (re-elected as President of Africa Development Bank) and Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (first female/ first African Director-General of the World Trade Organization) in recent times.
Finally, NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi enjoined all football stakeholders to join hands with the Federal Government, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports and the NFF to give Mr Pinnick strong support in his bid for the FIFA Council seat.
With the above moral backing from the Nigerian government, NOC, NFF and football stakeholders as well as the votes of the voting Member Associations on the day, Pinnick is as good as winning the FIFA Council seat in Morocco.
Surely, over 200 million citizens of Nigeria are praying and hoping that Amaju Melvin Pinnick becomes FIFA Council Member from Friday, March 12, 2021.
Harry Awurumibe is an Abuja-based Public Affairs Analyst