Leadership (Abuja)

Nigeria: NOA Postpone 'Peace Forum' for Super Eagle's Match

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has postponed its "Peace Forum" slated for Sunday, which is the continuation of the "Do the right thing campaign" programme of the agency.

Mr Paul Odenyi, Chief Press Secretary to the Director-General of the agency, Mr Mike Omeri, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja.

He said that the postponement became necessary because all eyes would be on the Super Eagle and there was the need for Nigerians to support the team.

According to him, we cannot have two events at the same time, because we are confident that the Super Eagles will coast home to victory.

He added that the cancellation would ensure that Nigerians focussed on the match, adding that all hands must be on deck to ensure victory for the Super Eagles.

Odenyi said that the "peace forum" slated for Sunday would now take place in two weeks time, adding that it was to ensure that the programme achieved the desire aims without distraction.

NAN reports that the Super Eagles would be meeting the Burkina Faso's team on Sunday, in the final match of the 2013 AFCON.

President Goodluck Jonathan has delegated Senate President David Mark and some governors to represent him in the final match in South Africa.

NAN also reports that most Nigerians were optimistic that the Supper Eagles would lift the AFCON title on Sunday.

The National Orientation Agency has however, urged Nigerians to pray for the success of the Super Eagles.

NAN

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