President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday picked the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, as the leader of the Federal Government’s delegation to the African Nations Cup (AFCON) in Cameroon.
The continent’s prestigious tournament will begin in the Central African nation on Sunday.
Also on the delegation are Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, the Chairman of the Senate Committees on Sports, Obinna Ogba, and his House of Representatives counterpart, Olumide Osoba.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan; the Ministers of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare; and Agriculture, Dr. Mohammed Abubakar, are also on the delegation.
The Ministers of State for Finance, Prince Clem Agba; Agriculture, Mustapha Baba Shehuri, Science and Technology, Mohammed Abdullahi, and a representative of the Department of State Security (DSS) complete the 13-man list.
Members of the delegation are expected to arrive in Cameroon on Sunday ahead of Super Eagles’ first game against seven-time champions, Egypt, on January 11.
Other teams in Nigeria’s group are Guinea Bissau and Sudan.