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FIFA President Meets with Saraki, Others

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On Monday Senate President,Senator Bukola Saraki received the President of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Mr. Gianni Infantino; the President of the Nigerian Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Pinnick; and a host of President’s from Football Associations across Africa.

At their meeting, they discussed ways to improve sports and football in Africa, specifically in Nigeria, in order to provide opportunities and employment that will allow our youths that wish to further their careers in sports, sports development and sports management.

Meanwhile, football is a platform through which we can achieve a lot. Our homegrown talents play in some of the best clubs around the world, hence, it is important that we work to put in place lasting frameworks that will attract the right investments to support and improve our local leagues.

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The 8th Senate on its part, will work to develop legislations that are aimed at making the NFF and other sporting bodies more independent – and we welcome their input in this endeavor. It is my hope that together, we can create a more enabling environment that will allow sports to thrive in the Country. Saraki said.

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