As if there aren’t enough pressing matters to attend to at the Senate, the Senate President, David Mark, has been appointed the Supporter-in-Chief of the Nigerian U-17 national team as they face Mexico on Friday in their final match at the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup competition in the UAE.
According to a statement released by the Special adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, President Jonathan has constituted a high-powered delegation headed by Senate President, David Mark, to represent the Federal Government at the FIFA U-17 World Cup final match between Nigeria and Mexico in the United Arab Emirates.
Other members of the delegation named in the statement were: Minister of Special Duties, Alhaji Tanimu Turaki; Minister of Labour, Chief Emeka Wogu; Minister of Water Resources, Mrs. Sarah Ochekpe; and the Minister of State, FCT, Olajumoke Akinjide.
The statement read, “The President told the delegation to reassure the Golden Eaglets and their handlers of his personal confidence and expectation that they will maintain their excellent track-record in this year’s Championship and crown their winning performances with another victory against the Mexicans tomorrow (on Friday).
“President Jonathan also conveyed to the Eaglets, through the delegation, the best wishes of all Nigerians for their victory and promised the team that together with all other patriotic Nigerians, within and outside the country, he will be cheering them on to victory during the match.
“He looks forward to receiving them at the Presidential Villa and showing them the full appreciation of the nation when, as expected, they return in triumph to Nigeria.”
No doubt each minister will be accompanied by each of his or her own personal entourage.