Super Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa, presents his jersey to Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, in Abuja/Photo: NiDCOM

Dabiri-Erewa hails Ahmed Musa for being a great mentor, philanthropist

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has commended Super Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa, for being an exemplary Nigerian Diaspora and a great mentor of Nigerians youths.

Speaking while receiving the football player and his delegation in Abuja, Dabiri-Erewa stated that the player had heeded to the mandate of being a good Ambassador, remembering the country and excelling in the art of football. She said Ahmed Musa earned the Commission’s maiden National Diaspora Merit Award in the sports category due to his philanthropic gesture and mentoring of the youths.

“We are very proud of you as a Great Soccer Ambassador, Philanthropist and mentor of our younger ones with the building of sports academy in Kano, Kaduna, Lagos and Plateau

“I have always been saying it that success is about how many lives you have touched and Ahmed Musa here have done so much for humanity,” she said.

Dabiri-Erewa re-echoed her congratulatory message to the entire Super Eagles team for coming second in the just concluded AFCON 2023 in Cote d’Ivoire.

Responding, the elated Ahmed Musa thanked the NiDCOM Chairman for the kind gesture and thanked her for all her support to the Diaspora, especially during the crisis in Sudan.

In an emotional laden voice, Musa recalled his humble beginning which prompted his generosity to assist the less privileged in society across the country. Musa said he wanted to inspire others with his story, especially those that looked down on footballers in the past.

He assured Nigerians that in addition to other executed projects, he plans to establish a school in his hometown, Kano, and subsequently expand to other states in Nigeria in the future.

Also, Mrs Sarah David Areo, the FCT State Diaspora Focal Point Officer, lauded the Nigerian player for his achievement and assured him that the FCT was ready to support his future philanthropic projects especially in Abuja.

Abdur-Rahman Balogun

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