LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly authorized the allocation of homes for the 22 Super Eagles players at the National Housing Estates in the state of their choice.
It should be remembered that the then-military regime of Sani Abacha had promised the Tunisia 1994 winning Super Eagles Squad mansions in exchange for their performance, but these promises remained unfulfilled for years.
The President made this announcement on Wednesday while being represented by Sadiya Umar Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, who was in Zamfara to commission National Housing Estates.
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According to Mrs. Farouq, the players would receive the titles and keys, as the administration’s pledge to Nigerians of transformation had been fulfilled through the National Housing Estates.
She said “There is more to our message of change and improving the human condition in this Housing project, this provides us an opportunity to remember our Heroes, the fearless Super Eagles to whom our country made a promise to provide Housing for winning the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations which has remained unfulfilled,”
“On behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, I feel proud and privileged to redeem the promise made to these patriotic Nigerians even if belatedly, I have approved allocation to redeemed outstanding allocations to 22 members of the Super Eagles at National Housing Estates located in their state of choice and their keys and titled documents will be handed over to the commissioning of their state housing program.”
The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing’s Director of Construction and Public Building, Mr. Bashir Usman, was also present at the commissioning and provided a breakdown of the National Housing Estate, which was finished in Zamfara State with eighty housing units.
They consist of four one-bedroom units, 48 two-bedroom units, and 28 three-bedroom bungalow homes, according to Mr. Usman.
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Bello Matawalle, the Governor of Zamfara State, thanked the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing for its complementing efforts in delivering the interventions, of which the State is one of the beneficiaries. He was represented by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly.
The Minister also gave approval for projects related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as the Primary Healthcare Project at Ungwan Dallatu in Gusau and the Federal Government’s construction of dormitory blocks, science and computer labs at the Federal Government Girls College (FGGC) in Gusau, Zamfara State.