The federal government of Nigeria has fulfilled its promise of allocating houses in the preferred state of choice to winners of the 1994 African Cup of Nations, saying it is better late than never.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, at the official commissioning of the Housing Project under the National Housing Programme (NHP) Phase 1 in Abere, Osun State, said the players can pick up the keys to their houses at their preferred states.
The President who was represented by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, stated that the motive of the federal government was beyond improving the human condition of living through the housing projects, but it also provide an opportunity to fulfil the pledge it made.
“But there is more to our message of change and improving the human condition in these housing projects.
“They make possible, that which had seemed impossible. It provides an opportunity to remember our heroes, the valiant Super Eagles, to whom our country made a promise of providing housing for winning the 1994 African Cup of Nations, which has remained unfulfilled before now.
“On behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, it is a great honour for me to redeem the promise Nigeria made to these patriotic Nigerians, even if belatedly.
“Any one of them can pick houses from any of the 36 states.
“I invite you to pick from that which is being commissioned today.
“As the saying goes, it is better late than never and I have approved allocation to redeem the outstanding allocation to 22 members of the Super Eagles in National Housing Estate located in their state of choice, and their keys and title documents will be handed over at the commissioning in their state while the remainder of the housing is allocated to willing members of the public,” the President stated.
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