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Mark leads eight-man FG delegation to Brazil

By The Citizen
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The Federal Government’s delegation to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil is expected to arrive Sao-Paulo, Brazil for the opening ceremony of the tournament.

The Delegation which is headed by the Senate President David Mark is expected to arrive the Guarulhos International Airport, Sao Paulo, Brazil, at abut 5pm local time.

Other members of the delegation are Sen. Liyel Imoke, governor of Cross River State; Alhaji Ibrahim Shehu Shema, governor of Katsina State; Sen. Adamu Ibrahim Gumba, Chairman Senate committee on Sports; Hon. Godfrey Ali Gaiya, Chairman House Committee on Sports;  Alhaji Bala Mohammed, minister of the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT); Chief Nyesome Wike, minister of state education; Mr. Edem Duke, minister of culture and tourism and Mrs. Viola Nnwuleri, minister of state 1 foreign affairs.

The delegation is expected to visit the team in Campinas, on Thursday morning before Nigeria’s first group match against Iran, on June 16, in Cuiba.

The minister of sports Dr. Tamuno Danagogo, the Nigerian Ambassador to Brazil, NFF officials and other embassy officials will be on ground to receive the delegation.