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1994 Super Eagles’ team finally get housing gifts

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1994 Super Eagles’ team finally get housing gifts

Late Stephen Keshi and 14 other members of the 1994 Super Eagles Team have finally received the Certificate of Occupancy and other land documents from the Federal Government of Nigeria after 24 years.

In a statement signed by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Blessing Lere-Adams, the handing-over ceremony was done at the headquarters of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, on Thursday in Abuja.

The late ex-Super Eagles captain was gifted a three-bedroom flat in Delta State.

Recalled that President Buhari earlier in the year promised to gift houses to twenty-two members of the 1994 Super Eagles Team from the housing units under the National Housing Programme in any state of their choice.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, Solomon Labafilo, Director, Public Building and Housing, while handing over the C of O on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, assured the remaining nine members that they will receive their homes soon as well as the entitled C of O, adding that they will get them in any of the National Housing Estates of their choice across the country such as in Imo, Abia, Ondo and Bayelsa states

Labafilo added that late Stephen Keshi’s family opted to have his allocated to him in Delta State, his home state where he was also laid to rest.

Ifeanyi Mudabai, a member of Keshi’s family appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for redeeming the promise after 28 years.

Ifeanyi, who is late Stephen Kechi’s uncle, applauded the Minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, for the thoughtful initiation of fulfilling the promise through the National Housing Programme.

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