President Muhammadu Buhari has approved allocation of 3-bedroom houses to the Super Eagles squad that won the 1994 African Cup of Nations in Tunisia.
Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman made the announcement in a statement on Thursday.
He said the approval followed a memo by Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola.
The President approved the allocations in the states of preference, noting that six players and three technical crews received their houses already.
They beneficiaries include Peter Rufai, Alloy Agu, Ike Shorounmu, Uche Okechukwu, Samson Siasia, Efan Ekoku, Sunday Oliseh, Benedict Iroha.
Others are Isaac Semitoje, Mutiu Adepoju, Emmanuel Amunike, Victor Ikpeba, Austin Eguavoen and Wilfred Agbonavbare (deceased).
The rest: Uche Okafor (deceased), Thompson Oliha (deceased), Stephen Keshi (deceased), Christian Chukwu, Dr Akin Amao, Stephen Edema, Col. A. Asielue and B. Aromasodun.
In a related news, Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu today, June 24 announced that Nigeria and Africa’s first Olympic Gold Medalist, Chief Mrs (Dr) Chioma Ajunwa-Oparah (MON), would be rewarded with a three bedroom apartment in Lagos for her heroics at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
After many setbacks in her career Chioma Ajunwa achieved fame when she became the first Nigerian athlete to win an Olympic gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, and to date remains Nigeria’s only individual Olympic gold medalist.
Chioma is also the first black African woman to win an Olympic gold medal in a field event.
She is the first and only woman to compete in the FIFA Women’s World Cup as a footballer as well as the Olympic games doing track and field.
On Thursday, Sanwo-Olu announced the reward of 3-bedroom Flat at the Babatunde Raji Fashola Housing Estate, Iponri to Ajunwa saying it was “to fulfill a 25-yr pledge of the Government back then”.
Mrs Chioma now aged 50, is now an Assitant Commissioner (ACP) in the Nigeria Police Force. She was very elated as the governor relayed the news to her.