Nigeria Vs Iceland: Saraki, Akpabio, others to cheer Eagles in Russia
Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki will attend the crucial Nigeria vs Iceland billed for Volgograd on Friday.
Also, certain to be on the ground to support the three-time African champions at the 45,000- capacity Volgograd Arena are the Ambassador of Nigeria to the Russian Federation, Steve Ugbah.
The permanent secretary in the Youth and Sports Ministry, Olusade Adesola, Nigeria’s IOC member, Habu Gumel, and a full complement of the NFF executive committee led by the president, Amaju Pinnick, are all expected in the stands to cheer the Eagles.
There will also be senators and members of the House of Representatives, members of the NFF congress, directors in the ministry, NFF management and staff, former presidents and secretaries-general of the NFF, and a large number of members of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club and Nigerians resident in Russia.
Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has assured the Russian Government that Nigeria is conducive for investors especially in the oil, gas, agriculture, mining and power sectors of the economy.
Saraki stated this during a meeting with the leadership of the Upper Chamber of the Russian Parliament – Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation – in Moscow, led by its Chairperson, Ms. Valentina Matviyenko.
“Russia could take a more active part in economic and business projects in Nigeria. Your State must necessarily play its role on the African continent,” Saraki said. “Together we could consider new opportunities for mutually beneficial economic cooperation.”
He called for increased access for Nigerians willing to visit and do business in Russia, improved trade relations and military support to aid Nigeria in the fight against terrorism, human trafficking and irregular migration.
He said that there is greater need for parliamentary cooperation and collaboration between the two parliaments in order to entrench better legislative practices, cross fertilize ideas and improve relations between both countries