President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday donated fifty million naira to the Nigeria Football Supporters Club as they prepare to cheer the Super Eagles to victory in the forthcoming World Cup in Brazil.
The President who was decorated as the grand patron of the group announced that he would be in Brazil to support the Eagles, and also promised to mobilize the private sector to support the Supporters Club.
President Jonathan said, “My administration will not relent in giving the support required to our sports men and women to excel in all international football competitions, this by extension includes the Nigerian football supporters club”.
“This year 2014 is a very significant year for sports as we prepare for the World Cup in Brazil and the Commonwealth Game immediately after, I urge the Nigeria Football Supporters Club not to relent in its very important role in cheering our athletes and sports men to victory. Indeed, every Nigerian should be a member of this supporters club”, he added.
Announcing the donation, Jonathan said, “The federal government is going to give you a token, but I will personally consult with the senior boys to add something to that. The federal government is going to start with the sum of 50 million naira. But I am hopeful that by the time I talk to some of our senior boys, I think the money may even double”.