OrderPaperToday – The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu has lauded the super eagles team which floored Argentina in the pre- World cup friendly game.
Notw that the Nigerian football team won 4 -2 against the opposing team on Tuesday night in Russia.
Commending the win, Ekweremadu came under a point of order on Wednesday during plenary, saying: “I am sure that all of us yesterday watched with admiration how Nigeria defeated Argentina.
“I believe we owe Nigerians the commendation and also to speak about it. This is about the 3rd time that Nigeria is coming from behind to defeat the world football power. The last was in 1996 in Atlanta Georgia where Nigeria came from behind and defeated Brazil.
“It is now known in history that Nigeria has defeated the football power in the world. The one of yesterday is heartwarming and we must therefore commend our team and Nigerians for them. We should not rest on our oars; this is the time to remain determined ahead of the 2018 world cup.
“If we start on this note I think we have prospect of doing well in the 2018 world cup. So, we must encourage our team as a parliament and as a people to ensure that this kind of honour is sustained. It is a bright day for us in Nigeria.
“It was a day of pride for us in Nigeria. Football is what brings us together whenever we do well in football; it gladdens the heart of Nigerians. I want to use this opportunity to commend our team for doing well.”
The president of the red chamber, Bukola Saraki in his remarks said: “As we all know, you can see the mood generally today all round in the country and even in the chambers, since yesterday, you can see everyone is smiling.
“We congratulate the team and management on all the efforts done to get to this point. They should ensure they do well in preparation for the world cup in Russia.”