Super Eagles, will now travel to London on Saturday following the 24 â€“hour shift of the teamâ€™s Send Forth Dinner in Abuja.
President Goodluck Jonathan is expected to present an address at the reception which will last 90 minutes inside the Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja on Friday evening.
The Nigeria team will now depart for the United Kingdom through the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja, and officials say they will train on Sunday ahead of the friendly international against Saudi Arabia national team in Austria on Tuesday.
The 30â€“man playing squad will then try Colombia for size in London before Coach Lars Lagerback come up with his final list of 23 players for the World Cup finals.
The final squad has an opportunity of a real test against the North Korea team, when both teams try out in South Africa on June 6.
Nigeriaâ€™s first match at the World Cup is against Argentina on June 12, followed by games against Greece on June 17 and against Korea Republic on June 22.