President Muhammad Buhari has approved the allocation of 3-bedroom flats to the Super Eagles 1994 squad.
The 1994 squad were given the houses for winning the African Cup of Nations in Tunisia.
The squad were promised the houses by late General Sani Abacha for winning the 1994 AFCON games but only few were given the houses.
According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the allocation of the houses by President Buhari is in fulfilment to General Sani Abacha’s promise.
The statement reads; “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.”
Families of the 3 deceased members of the squad, Wilfred Agbonavbare, Uche Okafor, and Steven Keshi, will receive the posthumous award.