August 26, 2009

6 Govs, Dangote, Otedola to raise N2.3b for Eagles

The Presidential Task Force for Nigeria’s 2010 World Cup qualification yesterday confirmed that 36 governors, all the federal ministers, captains of industries and President Umaru Musa Yar‘Adua would be present for the special dinner at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, this evening.


The PTF in the letter sent to the dignitaries disclosed that Nigeria’s qualification for the global football  in 2010 must be pursued with all the country’s might.

“The year 2010 is very important in the history of Nigeria and the next three matches are crucial and must be won if Nigeria must qualify,” the letter stated.

Secretary of the PTF, Dr. Patrick Ekeji, disclosed that the task force has received commitment from the governors and the business monguls invited for the dinner. Ekeji also said that President Yar‘Adua has agreed to be the chairman of the occasion while Vice President Goodluck Jonathan will be in attendance.

Aside from the government might, the scribe of the PTF added that captains of industry like Dr. Mike Adenuga Jn, Alhaji Aliko Dangoke, Femi Otedola and others have indicated their support for Nigeria’s qualification for the World Cup as they have agreed to grace the occasion.

While briefing the press recently, chairman of the PTF, Gov. Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State expressed optimism that raising the N2.3b would not be a problem as he was ready to  involve all his friends and patriotic Nigerians who want the country’s flag flown in South Africa in 2010.

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