World football –ruling body, FIFA will hold its
FIFA Executive Football Summit (EFS) meeting in
Lagos, Nigeria in February next year, the Nigeria
Football Federation has confirmed.
“Nigeria has been selected as a Member
Association to host one of the 12 FIFA Executive
Football Summit meetings happening between
November 2017 and March 2018, as part of FIFA
President Gianni Infantino’s vision of ‘bringing
FIFA back to football and football back to FIFA’,”
NFF President Amaju Pinnick said on Monday.
Already, the NFF has selected Eko Hotel and
Suites, Victoria Island as venue and hotel
accommodation for the big event, slated for
20 February 2018.
Pinnick added: “This is a very important event on
the FIFA calendar. That Nigeria is deemed good
enough to be among the 12 countries to host the
FIFA Executive Football Summit meetings is no
mean feat. It is another marker of our global
acceptability, visibility and reckoning.
“The NFF opted for Eko Hotels and Suites
because FIFA officials are familiar with that
facility and its services. It hosted FIFA teams
during the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship
and the 2009 FIFA U17 World Cup. Also
important is the fact that the hotel has a new
facility named The Signature , and which is of 5-
Star quality and rating.
“The entire project, including the expenses of all
the participants, such as their accommodation,
feeding and transportation and all other logistics
having to do with the programme, will be
bankrolled by FIFA. ”
A FIFA official was in Lagos during the week to
check out on accommodation and other facilities
listed for the event.

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