A Former NFF President and frontline aspirant for the Kogi State Governorship primary election , Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi has revealed his intention to partner one of the African richest man Aliko Dangote, President Dangote Group of Companies in areas of sports, if elected as Governor of Kogi State.
Lulu whose tenure as the NFF President saw the rapid development in the game of football in Nigeria, said the potentials available in Kogi State has remained untapped, but will experience a geometrical growth immediately he emerge as Governor of the State.
Quoting his words, the former FCT Director of Sports said ” It’s very evident that Alhaji Dangote is very passionate about football, that he once muted the idea of once buying into Arsenal Football Club in England. We also know that he has one of his biggest business conglomerates in Obajana, Kogi state,we are not going to wish such interest and passion away in Kogi state, we would provide him an enabling environment to further enhance this interest in supporting Kogites in Sports generally “.
Lulu made this assertion while addressing his supporters, and lovers of democracy and positive change in the area, appreciated Dangote’s investment in Okaba coal mine which is the greatest coal deposit in West Africa and capable of generating power for the use of the whole of North Central states .
Lulu pledged allegiance to the will of the people to use the power of football in partnership with Aliko Dangote to genuinely transform the state and nurture a football team that will be the best in the world. ” In fact Dangote would be supported to develop both the human and infrastructural facilities in the state to the benefits of the people” the Omachi Atah Igala concluded.