Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, the National Director of Publicity of the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, has said Nigeria is potentially bigger and richer than Qatar.
Baba-Ahmed said Nigeria would have been better than Qatar if it had good, honest and patriotic leaders.
He spoke while commending the Middle East country for hosting the 2022 world cup.
Despite hosting the tournament, Qatar crashed out early. But Argentina lifted the trophy yesterday after defeating France 4-2 on penalties.
However, Baba-Ahmed in a series of tweets wrote: “Nigeria is potentially much richer and bigger than Qatar. If we have good, honest and patriotic leaders, imagine what we can do in this lifetime.
“Say what you will, Qatar defied all obstacles to organize the best tournament.
“Those who thought of including pidgin English commentaries should be commended. The pidgin commentators (especially the lady) were great.”