FIFA council seat: Tinubu backs Pinnick 

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has expressed support for Nigeria’s bid for re-election into the FIFA Council.

The FIFA Council is the principal decision-making organ of the organization in the intervals of the FIFA Congress.

The Council comprises 37 members elected by the FIFA Congress for a renewable term of four years.

The two-term president of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Mr Amaju Pinnick, was elected into the Council in March 2021 – the third Nigerian after the late Oyo Orok Oyo and Dr Amos Adamu.

Pinnick is seeking re-election into the council, and President Tinubu supports the bid for Nigeria to retain its seat in the council, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Chief Ajuri Ngelale said in a statement in Abuja Tuesday.