Tinubu Backs Pinnick’s Re-election Bid Into FIFA Council

By Sunday Etuka, Abuja

President Bola Tinubu has thrown his weight behind Mr. Amaju Pinnick’s bid for re-election into the Council of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale who disclosed the development in a statement on Tuesday said, Mr. Pinnick is seeking re-election into the Council, and President Tinubu supports 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.

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

Mr. Amaju Pinnick, two-term President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), was elected into the Council in March 2021 – the third Nigerian after the late Oyo Orok Oyo and Dr. Amos Adamu.




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