THE Nigeria Football Federation and Premier Lotto Limited, popularly known as Baba Ijebu, on Monday in Lagos sealed a four-year partnership deal that made the gaming company the Official Gaming Partner of The National Teams.
A delighted NFF president and FIFA Council Member, Amaju Pinnick heaped plaudits on Chief Kesington Adebutu, saying the generosity and philanthropy of the founder and CEO of Premier Lotto Limited was renown globally.
“The NFF and the entire Nigerian football family is grateful to you for the work you are doing to remodel and upgrade our beloved National Stadium, Lagos. I also remember the act of generosity from you to the various national teams, particularly the Super Eagles. You are a great and wonderful man and we pray that you spend many, many more years in good health and in joy.
“Today’s event makes me very happy because it takes us even closer to the financial autonomy that we so much desire, so that we can remove entirely the burden the of funding the national teams from the government. Premier Lotto is a company with high integrity and we are happy to have this relationship with Chief Adebutu and the company.”
Adebutu while responding, said Premier Lotto felt a sense of fulfillment in finally having a relationship with the NFF and the national teams, and praised the work that Pinnick and his board had been doing to grow Nigerian football despite the challenging times.
Also present at the signing were Seyi Akinwunmi (First Vice President, NFF); Adebisi Adebutu (Executive Director, Operations, Premier Lotto); Ademola Olajire (Director of Communications, NFF); Ruth David (Director of Competitions, NFF); Okey Obi (Director Legal, NFF); Alizor Chuks (Head Marketing, NFF); Mr Rajan Zaka (AD Finance, NFF); Kingsley Ozumba (Pamodzi Sports Marketing); Ken Nwankwo and Oyelaran Noah from Premier Lotto.