The South-south Congress of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has unveiled plans for a grand reception for NFF President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, who was recently elected into the Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). He was also recently appointed a member of the all-powerful FIFA Organising Committee.
Spokesman of the South-south Congress and Edo FA Chairman, Frank Ilaboya, said in a statement yesterday that the event scheduled for Saturday, May 20th will hold at Government House, Benin City, with top dignitaries from across the region and indeed the nation in attendance.
Edo Sate Governor, Godwin Obaseki, is the Chief Host, even as indications have emerged that other state Chief Executives from across the region are expected or will send delegates to the event. The reception has been fixed for 6:30pm on the day.
Obaseki, said he has taken personal interest in the progress of the NFF President, because of his sagacity, readiness to learn and application of his energetic youthfulness to bringing the best to Nigerian, continental and global football at the highest level.
â€œHe is indeed a son in whom the whole of the South-south is well pleased,â€Obaseki was quoted as saying last weekend.
The South-south region comprises Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River , Delta, Edo and Rivers states.