FIFA President Gianni Infantino, has arrived Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Sunday on a two-day visit in company of the Secretary General Fatma Samoura.
The two football governing body officials were received by the President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, as well as several members of the Federation’s Executive Committee and management staff.
Infantino and Samoura were treated to a brief display by a cultural troupe on arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, before a session of photographs with the NFF members.
They were however unable to stay longer for any contact with others not within the NFF family as security was tight around them, with no opportunity to speak with the media.
NAN reports that Infantino is visiting only Abuja, according to the itinerary released by the NFF on Friday.
He will pay a courtesy call on President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa on Monday.
The FIFA President, as well as Samoura, will be led to the Villa by the Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, and Pinnick
Also on Monday, Infantino and Samoura are scheduled to be guests at an under-13 exhibition football match at the Abuja National Stadium.
They are to later attend a corporate dinner with a legion of Nigerian political heavyweights and captains of industry at the Transcorp Hilton.
The FIFA President will return to Switzerland on Monday night, while the Secretary General will depart Nigeria on Tuesday.
As at the time of filing this report, the duo are in a meeting with 17 Presidents of Football Associations Across Africa.
Photo credit: NFF/NAN