President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the allocation of three-bedroomed flats to the Super Eagles squad who won the African Cup of Nations in Tunisia in 1994.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, on Thursday.
According to the statement, members of the team were allocated the houses in their states of preference.
The statement read: “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved allocation of three-bedroom houses to the Super Eagles squad that won the African Cup of Nations in Tunis, Tunisia, in 1994, making real a promise by the Federal Government.
“Following a memo by Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, the President approved the allocations in their states of preference, noting that six players and three technical crews received their houses already.
“The players are 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.”
The Super Eagles defeated the Chipolopolo of Zambia 2-1 at the Stade El Menzah in Tunis, the Tunisian capital, on April 10, 1994, to win the Africa Cup of Nations – the second in the country’s history.