The National Association of Nigerian Students [NANS] is in support of chief Segun Odegbami’s ambition to become the next FIFA President.
A solidarity message was released after a recent meeting of the student body held at the University of Benin, where they resolved to throw their weight and support behind the FIFA presidency aspiration of ‘Seguin Odegbami.
NANS further promised to do their best to obtain the support of other fellow African Nations’ students bodies. The message went further to request a meeting with ‘Segun Odegbami and also affirmed that during their imminent meeting with the Nigerian President – General Muhammadu Buhari – they will table this message and seek the support of the Nigerian president for Segun Odegbami’s candidacy.
A spokesperson for Chief Odegbami, Dr Ade Adeagbo said: “the overwhelming and unsolicited support of the youth of Nigeria for ‘Segun Odegbami, is a reflection of his status as a living African football legend and role model.
Not only does this students’ endorsement reflect the objectivity of the younger generations in Nigeria and indeed across Africa, it also stands as a collective yearn of Nigerian youth to have someone at the helms of FIFA affairs that they can trust and relate to”
Adeagbo further stressed, “with this form of endorsement, and many of its types received to date, it will be foolhardy for any organization and/or agency in Nigeria and Africa not to support ‘Segun Odegbami’s candidacy for FIFA President”.