The Federal Government has approved the allocation of houses to 22 Super Eagles Team’s Members, who won the Africa Cup of Nations in 1994.
The Team was promised houses in their State of origin by the former Military Head of State, General Sani Abacha, but he did not live to fulfil his promise.
Twenty-eight years after the promise, President Muhammadu Buhari has decided to fulfil the pledge.
President Buhari stated this in Lafia, Nasarawa State, during the commissioning of some completed houses under the Administration’s National Housing Programme Initiative, on Monday, 7th of March, 2022.
The Commissioning was the first in the series of Formal Commissioning lined up to take place in 34 States of the Federation, where Phase I of the houses had been completed.
The President who was represented by the Minister of State for Science, Technology and Innovation, Mr Muhammed Abdullahi, described the completion of the housing projects as a fulfilment of the promise of change that was made to the people by the current administration.
President Buhari praised the Nasarawa State Government for providing the land for the project, describing it as one of the developmental possibilities that inter-governmental collaboration could produce.
Accordingly, he noted that, the provision of the Housing Estates across the country was informed by the Government’s desire to achieve one of its primary objectives which were to improve the human condition.
The President reiterated that, the housing projects provided contracts for the Micro, Small and Medium businessmen and women, who provided employment for people through the engagement of skilled and unskilled workers thereby unleashing a value chain of economic activities that have made a positive impact on the lives of ordinary Nigerians
In his address, the Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, who was represented by the State’s Commissioner for Works, Engineer Idris Muhammed Idris, described the construction of the Housing Estates as a landmark achievement of the Federal Government in its effort to provide affordable and conducive accommodation for Nigerians.
Governor Sule also expressed gratitude to the Federal Government for the numerous Federal projects undertaken through the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing