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‘Change’ Gave Nigeria U-17 World Cup Victory – Al-Makur

Posted: Nov 11, 2015 at 2:07 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Michael David, Lafia

Nasarawa State Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has said that the victory of the Golden Eaglets at the just concluded U-17 World Cup is a testimony that change has began to manifest in Nigeria.

The governor, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Ahmed Tukur, and made available to Daily Independent in Lafia said that the boys, who he described as ‘superlative’ have proven to the world that Nigeria is on the right course and have also added value to desire of the administration of president Muhammadu Buhari to change the fortunes of the country.

He added that the performance of boys have uplifted the spirit of Nigerians and made the country proud signifying that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

The governor then urged Nigerians to celebrate the victory with civility and also use the victory to open up other avenues for success in every sector of Nigeria.

Al-Makura said that the boys needed every support to proceed to next level in football and call on all Nigerians to use sports for unity and progress.

He however appealed to football lovers in the state to replicate the patriotism shown to the Super Eaglets by going to the Lafia Township stadium on Sunday to give Nasarawa United Football Club the needed support to win and make the top 3 in the premier league table and earn a continental spot next season.