Naija News obtained that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, FIFA representative, France Christian Karembeu, President Coca-Cola West Africa Mr Peter Njonjo and Chairman House Committee on Sports Hon.
He said, "Yes, we know there are a number of strong African countries in the game but Nigeria has always been a great footballing nation, and they have an exciting team heading to the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation".
According to him, football has been a great unifying factor among the ethnic groups in the country.
A whole-day consumer viewing of the trophy was held at the Old Parade Ground in Abuja on Thursday. The President is the only personality in Nigeria authorized to touch the Trophy.
Sharing their excitement with Xinhua, some of them said seeing the trophy and taking a picture with it was a lifetime experience.
Speaking at the VVIP Viewing Experience of the FIFA World Cup Trophy, the Minister for Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, expressed the hope that with the presence of the FIFA World Cup Trophy which is now on tour in Nigeria, the Super Eagles would be motivated to do well in Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Finals.
"It looks like a dream to me".
The trophy and its accompanying team will fly on Friday morning to Lagos, Nigeria's former capital, to be received by the state governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
"Who knows in few years, we may be hosting the World Cup here".
Virginia Tech G Chris Clarke on Notre Dame G Matt Farrell
Matt Farrell took the ball from me, and I tried to get it back, and he flopped and fell on the ground and got the technical. Notre Dame came out of the gates sluggish in the first half much as they did in their first-round game against Pittsburgh .
Mark Hamill Receives a Star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
Hamill, you are a lot of things, but cocky ain't one of them! Harrison Ford and George Lucas were on hand to celebrate the honor. The honored Jedi was presented with the award by George Lucas writer and director of Star Wars .
Most Beaver Dam apartment residents return home
Affected residents were told to gather at a church at 408 South Spring Street at 11:30 a.m. for a meeting with officials. The Dodge County Humane Society assisted authorities in safely retrieving roughly 12 cats inside the apartment complex.