The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has paid tribute to President Muhammadu Buhari for his timely response in allocating houses to the victorious 1994 Super Eagles football team winner of 1994 Afcon in Tunis after successive governments failed to do so.
“I want to most sincerely thank President Muhammadu Buhari for his quick response to the memo raised by the Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN.” Dare said. “This case had lingered for too long. But thanks to the President for making this long standing promise a reality.” 1994 Super Eagles of Nigeria
“This is not only heart warming, but timely and commendable. This is another confirmation that the President loves sports and would always reward our sports men and women who make this country proud. We are so delighted that the labour of our heroes has not gone in vain,” Dare added.
Following a memo by Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, the president approved the allocations in their states of preference. He noted that six players and three technical crews received their houses already.
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).
Other beneficiaries are: Uche Okafor (Deceased), Thompson Oliha (Deceased), Stephen Keshi (Deceased), Christian Chukwu, Dr Akin Amao, Stephen Edema, Col. A Asielue and B. Aromasodun.