Cash For The Boys! Pres. Jonathan Gives N50m Cash To Supporters’ Club

Cash For The Boys! Pres. Jonathan Gives N50m Cash To Supporters’ Club

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday approved the sum of N50m cash for the Supporter’s Club of Nigeria’s Super Eagles.

The President revealed that the money, will enable the Supporters’ Club prepare adequately for the biennial tournament starting in June 12.

He made the announcement after he was decorated as the Grand Patron of the Supporters’ Club just before the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting started in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

While urging the supporters club not to relent in cheering the team to victory, he also promised to talk to some of the country’s “senior boy” to support the supporters’ club members throughout their stay in Brazil.

He said, “We need to encourage you to go to Brazil. We will give you a token. We will start with N50 million and we will talk to some of our senior boys to support you.”

As a grand patron now, the President said he will continue to support all sports in the country in all its ramifications.

On the decoration, Jonathan said, “This decoration is dedicated to all members of my cabinet and all Nigerians of goodwill. I have always been a keen supporter of all sports. I hope to be with you in Brazil.”

“We want to commend the Nigerian Supporters’ Club for your support to the country. It is therefore joyful to be associated with the supporters club. We really appreciate what you have been doing. The nation is mostly grateful to you all.”

Speaking earlier, the President General of the Nigerian Super Eagles Supporters’ Club Worldwide, Dr. Rafiu Ladipo, noted that the club plans to storm the World Cup in Brazil with 1,000 members.

“Our plan is to go with 1,000 supporters to the World Cup. 500 will go from Nigeria while the remaining 500 will come from other countries. With your support, Super Eagles will minimally get to the semifinals in the World Cup,” He stated.

Speaking with State House correspondents on whether a foreign technical adviser should be engaged for the team, Ladipo said, “Steven Keshi has done very well, but he still needs two or three people to help him read the game because he cannot see everything by himself.”

“But nobody should force down anybody on him. He should be allowed to make his decision.”

The Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi, assisted Ladipo to decorate the President with white Agbada dotted with green-coloured design and green hat to match. He was also decorated with big golden neck chain, trophy and black walking stick to match.

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