"We at NBC and Coca-Cola would always be committed to bringing happiness and refreshment to Nigerians, this partly informs why we are aligned with Federation Internationale de Football Association on this World Cup Trophy Tour that would see the trophy touch 91 cities and 51 countries, spreading happiness and psyching up the people to get ready for what is unarguably the greatest sporting fiesta coming up this year in Russia", he said.
President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday received the FIFA World Cup Trophy ahead of the 2018 World cup tournament in Russian Federation.
Also expressing his delight that Nigeria is one of the few special countries where the trophy would be seen in two different cities.
This is the fourth Global Tour by the FIFA World Cup Trophy, and the third time it will be visiting Nigeria.
"Our passion for football cut across all ethnic groups and also plays a key in unifying our peoples from various backgrounds", he told officials who accompanied the trophy on its tour of Nigeria.
The president pledged his administration's support for the team towards winning the trophy in June.
Sharing their excitement with Xinhua, some of them said seeing the trophy and taking a picture with it was a lifetime experience.
In his remarks, the FIFA representative, Mr Christian Karembeu, who presented the FIFA World Cup trophy to President Buhari, urged the Super Eagles to believe in themselves in order to go far in the competition.
Ibrahim Musa, another soccer fan, said he was even more delighted to have taken a picture with the trophy.
The original, solid-gold, FIFA World Cup Trophy, which has been on a global pre-World Cup tournament tour courtesy of The Coca-Cola Company, landed in Nigeria on Wednesday 7 March 2018. Africa will be represented by Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Morocco, and Egypt.