by crossriverwatch admin
Senate President, David Mark, on Tuesday (yesterday) led a high powered Federal Government’s delegation to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
President Goodluck Jonathan had in a letter mandated Mark to lead the delegation which includes Chairman Senate Committee on Sports, Senator Adamu Gumba and his House of Representatives’ counterpart Geofrey Gaiya.
Also on the entourage, according to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Senate President, Paul Mumeh, in Abuja, are governors of Cross River State, Liyel Imoke, his Katsina state counterpart, Shehu Shema, Federal Capital Territory Minister Bala Mohammed, Culture and Tourism’s Edem Duke as well as Youth Development’s Boni Haruna.
Others are Sports Minister Tamuno Danagogo, Minister of State Foreign Affairs 1, Professor Viola Onwuliri, and Commissioner of Police Kola Sodipo.
The statement added that: “Mark is expected to deliver President Jonathan’s goodwill message to the players and officials and also hold pep talks with them ahead of their opening game.
“The delegation would attend the opening ceremony of the mundial and watch Super Eagles match with Bosnia before returning to Nigeria.”
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