By Franca Joseph (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has been congratulated by President Muhammadu Buhari on his election into the FIFA Executive Council.
Buhari’s felicitations were contained in a statement released on Friday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in which he celebrated Pinnick’s election into the executive council of the highest decision-making organ in world football.
According to the statement, the president believes that by dint of hard work, dedication, and consistency, Pinnick has proven to be an efficient football administrator, adding that the world has taken notice of his competency skills by electing him into the FIFA Council and as one of the Vice Presidents of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
50 years old Amaju Pinnick was elected as a member of the FIFA Council during the 43rd CAF Ordinary General Assembly, which was held in Rabat, the Moroccan capital on Friday, beating Walter Nyamilandu of Malawi to the position to become the third Nigerian to be elected into the FIFA council. Late Etubom Orok Oyo and Amos Adamu were the other two Nigerians to have occupied the position