In a goodwill message to the Super Eagles as they prepare for their first World Cup encounter in Russia, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who said that Nigeria is now more divided like never before, stated that a brilliant outing by the Super Eagles at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia would help to heal the wounds of the divisions in the country.

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Ike Ekweremadu who expressed absolute faith in the Gernot Rohr-tutored team in the statement released on his behalf by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Uche Anichukwu, charged the team to go for goals.

He said, “Nigeria is more divided today than at any other time in her history. But, for us, football is the tonic that heals old wounds. We need a truly super and brilliant outing by the Super Eagles at the Mundial to help reunite a divided nation.

“They have the experience, skill, and the indomitable Nigerian spirit to do the nation and Africa proud. They also have the prayers and goodwill of the over 180 million Nigerian population behind them.”

The Deputy Senate President further urged the team to go for goals and the zenith, emphasising that “there is absolutely nothing beyond the Super Eagles at this stage.”

The Deputy Senate President further urged the team to go for goals and the zenith, emphasising that “there is absolutely nothing beyond the Super Eagles at this stage.” While wishing the Super Eagles the very best, Ekweremadu also enjoined Nigerians not to relent in their prayers for the team.

Ike Ekweremadu had also before now, lamented that Nigeria is daily splitting along ethnic and religious lines and that the country, as currently constituted, is not working.

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He said this at the 2017 Annual Conference and Induction Ceremony of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC) tagged, “Myth and Reality of Agitations: The Place of Consensus Building”, in Abuja, where he said that division is not only becoming wider by the day, ”but gradually destroying the future of the country.”

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