Minister of Youth and sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for making good the promise made by the country by allocating houses to the victorious 1994 Super Eagles, after successive governments failed to do so.
“This is the hallmark of a great leader. A sports loving President for that matter.
“I want to most sincerely thank President Muhammadu Buhari for his quick response to the memo raised by the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN. This matter had lingered for too long, but thanks to the President for making this long standing promise a reality.
“This is not only heart warming, but timely and commendable.This is another confirmation that the President loves sports and would always reward our sportsmen and women who makes this country proud. We are so delighted that the labour of our heroes has not gone in vain”
President Muhammadu Buhari approved allocation of 3-bedroom houses to the victorious 1994 Super Eagles squad, following the recommendation of the Minister of Works and Housing.
Following the memo by Fashola, the President approved the allocations of houses in their states of preference. Minister of Sports also thanked the Works Minister who had was unrelenting on the issue and never tired of several follow ups that came his way fromthe Ministry.
The players that will benefit from the allocations include: Peter Rufai, Alloy Agu, Ike Shorounmu, Uche Okechukwu, Austin ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha, Nduka Ugbade, Samson Siasia, Efan Ekoku, Sunday Oliseh, Benedict Iroha, Isaac Semitoje, Mutiu Adepoju, Edema Fuludu, 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, Col. A Asielue and B. Aromasodun.