Buhari redeems pledge of house allocation to 1994 Super Eagles



By Thompson Yamput

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday redeemed pledge of house allocation to the 22 members of the 1994 Supper Eagles national football team.

Buhari, represented by Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani, The FCT Minister of State, commissioned the 76 Housing estates built in Lokoja, Kogi.

Buhari expressed regrets that 28 years after the super Eagles exploit in Tunisia, where it beat the Zambian team to emerge champion, the promise of reward of houses to each member was not fulfilled.

“This occasion provides the 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.

“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.

“It’s better late than never and I have approved allocation to redeem the outstanding allocation to 22 members of the Super Eagles in…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria