The remaining members of the victorious squad who have yet to be given houses have called on the government to fulfil its promises to the squad
Stand-in captain of the victorious squad of the Tunisia 1994 Africa Cup of Nations, Austin Eguavoen led three other prominent members of the team to the office of the Sports Minister, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi on Monday to discuss the house pledge the late General Sani Abacha promised them which is yet to be redeemed.
Eguavoen was in company of Samson Siasia, Victor Ikpeba and Ben Iroha on behalf of the other aggrieved members to see the minister and begged him to intervene on the players’ behalf for the Federal Government to redeem its pledge.
President Muhammed Buhari on a statement made available through his social media handle reads below;
I am pleased to announce that I have approved the allocation of 3-bedroom houses to the 1994 African Cup of Nations-winning Super Eagles Team (Tunisia ‘94)! Another historical promise fulfilled by our administration.
These heroes did our nation proud, and the least we can do is honour the Federal Government’s promise to them. They will be allocated the houses in their States of preference.