Tinubu Backs Pinnick’s FIFA Council Re-election Bid

Deji Elumoye in Abuja

President Bola Tinubu has strongly supported Nigeria’s bid for re-election into the FIFA Council.

Presidential spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, in a release issued on Tuesday, stated that the two-term President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Mr Amaju Pinnick, was elected into the Council in March 2021 – the third Nigerian after the late Oyo Orok Oyo and Dr Amos Adamu, is seeking re-election into the Council. President Tinubu is supporting the bid for Nigeria to retain its seat in the Council.
The FIFA Council is the principal decision-making organ of the organization in the intervals of the FIFA Congress.

The Council comprises 37 members elected by the FIFA Congress for a renewable term of four years.

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