President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, received the FIFA World Cup trophy which is currently on a tour of 91 cities in 51 countries across the globe.
Buhari, while receiving the trophy, said his administration will partner with the private sector to harness the sporting potentials of the country’s teeming youth population.
According to him, Nigeria will enjoy the special consideration of hosting the trophy for four days in two cities of Lagos and Abuja.
The President noted that football was a passion shared by millions of Nigerians even beyond the country’s borders .
He promised that government would invest adequately in the forthcoming FIFA World Cup competition to ensure that the cup made a victorious return to Nigeria in July this year.
Representative of FIFA at the event , Peter Njonjo, expressed hope that the tour of the trophy to Nigeria would heighten the patriotic fervour in millions of Nigerians in the quest to bring home the world cup trophy this year.