February 20, 2014

President Jonathan backs supporters club with N50m

Nigerian fans cheer their team during the 2013 African Cup of Nations

Relief came the way of cash-strapped Nigeria Football Supporters Club yesterday when President Goodluck Jonathan announced a donation of N50m to the Club at the Presidential Villa.

He said the donation was from the federal government to assist the supporters club for a hitch-free support for the  Super Eagles at the World Cup in Brazil.

The President was also decorated as the Grand Patron of the Supporters Club, just as he promised to  be in Brazil to cheer the Super Eagles.

Jonathan said he would assist in  mobilising the private sector to support the Supporters Club, with a view to ensuring  that many Nigerians attend the World Cup  in Brazil.

Penultimate week, President of the Club, Dr Rafiu Ladipo had appealed to well spirited Nigerians to assist the club in fulfilling its dream of going to Brazil to support the Super Eagles in their World Cup campaign. Ladipo said the club’s budget for the World Cup project was N150million.

With the President’s pledge to intervene in the club’s search for funds, by way of luring the private sector to support them, the club’s hierarchy will be highly motivated for the Brazil project.