The Nigeria Football Federation (NGF) and Premier Lotto Limited (popularly and fondly referred to as Baba Ijebu) sealed a partnership.
With the development, the lotto company would immediately become the Official Gaming Partner of the various national football teams.
Present at the signing were Chief Kesington Adebukunola Adebutu (CON) as well as the President of NFF and FIFA Council Member, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick; Barr. Seyi Akinwunmi (First Vice President, NFF); Mr Adebisi Adebutu (Executive Director, Operations of Premier Lotto) amongst others.
A delighted Pinnick heaped encomium on Chief Adebutu, saying the generosity and philanthropy of the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Premier Lotto Limited is renown globally.
“The NFF and the entire Nigeria Football family is grateful to you for the work you are doing to remodel and upgrade our beloved National Stadium, Lagos. I also remember acts of generosity from you to the various National Team’s, 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 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 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.”