NFF reacts to presidential election result, APC victory

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, on Wednesday congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, on his re-election as President and Commander-In-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had on Wednesday declared President Buhari winner of presidential election defeating his close rival Atiku Abubakar.

NFF in a statement signed by its President Amaju Melvin Pinnick, congratulated Buhari on his re-election, adding that the next four years will be even more fruitful for Nigerian football

The statement read: “The NFF is excited by the victory of President Buhari.

“We attribute all the successes that we have had in football in the past four years to His Excellency, working closely and in unison with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and other key members of his administration.

“The Government of President Muhammadu Buhari has been providing the conducive environment necessary for the game of football to thrive in our country and we believe that the next four years will be even more fruitful for Nigerian football.

“We will always remain very grateful to His Excellency and his Government. We have received the maximum support from the administration.

“ We will work even harder in the next four years to take Nigerian Football to even higher heights of excellence.”