President Muhammadu Buhari has introduced a three-bedroom flat every to members of the 1994 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) successful squad, 27 years after the federal authorities made the promise.
Presidential aide Garba Shehu introduced this in an announcement issued on Saturday in Abuja.
“Following a memo by Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, the President approved the allocations in their states of preference, noting that six players and three technical crews received their houses already,” the assertion defined.
Former Nigerian captain and coach Stephen Keshi, Wilfred Abonavalle, Uche Okafor, and Thompson Oriha – all members of the squad that gained the competitors in Tunisia – have died.
The gamers embody Peter Rufai, Alloy Agu, Ike Shorounmu, Uche Okechukwu, Samson Siasia, Efan Ekoku, Sunday Oliseh, Benedict Iroha, Isaac Semitoje, Mutiu Adepoju, Emmanuel Amunike, Victor Ikpeba, Austin Eguavoen and Wilfred Agbonavbare (deceased).
Others are Uche Okafor (Deceased), Thompson Oliha (deceased), Stephen Keshi (deceased), Christian Chukwu, Dr Akin Amao, Stephen Edema, Col. A Asielue and B. Aromasodun.
President Buhari in a put up on his Instagram deal with, described the event as historic.
“Another historical promise fulfilled by our administration. These heroes did our nation proud, and the least we can do is honour the Federal Government’s promise to them,” the Nigerian chief wrote. “They will be allocated the houses in their States of preference.”
Nigeria – led by Clemens Westerhoff – beat Zambia 2-1 within the ultimate of the 1994 AFCON.
The federal authorities had promised to provide the gamers homes following their exploits within the North African nation over twenty years in the past.