Buhari allocates houses to 22 members of Super Eagles

Buhari allocates houses to 22 members of Super Eagles


President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday supported the allocation of housing units in the National Housing Estate the nation over to 22 individuals from the Super Eagles who won the 1994 African Cup of Nations.

The president talked during the authority commissioning of housing projects under the National Housing Program (NHP) Phase 1 at the Three Arms Zone in Minna.

Addressed by the Minister of State of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Zubairu Dada, the president stated that the individuals from the Super Eagles would be allowed to choose any house in any of the houses in the housing projects the nation over.

"This gives an amazing chance to recollect our legends, the brave Super Eagles to whom our nation made a guarantee of giving housing to winning the 1994 African Cup of Nations, which has stayed unfulfilled.

"For the Federal Government of Nigeria, I feel glad and favored to recover the guarantee Nigeria made to these devoted Nigerians, regardless of whether behind schedule. As the adage goes, it is slow on the uptake, but still good enough and I have endorsed allocation to reclaim the extraordinary allocation to 22 individuals from the Super Eagles in National Housing Estate situated in their state of decision. Their keys and title archives will be given over at the commissioning in their state while the rest of the housing is apportioned to willing individuals from people in general," he said.

The president stated that the housing estate "is an illustration of the satisfaction of the guarantee of progress and to give reasonable and available housing to Nigerians.

"This is one of the projects embraced by our administration in stages beginning around 2016 when our party, the APC looked for your command to shape the public authority in 2015, something we guaranteed was change.

"We surely can't meet all of those Nigerians face to face, yet our financial arrangements and interest in infrastructures, for example, this National Housing Program and others will reach and decidedly sway a large number individuals."

He stated that in excess of 1,200 structure project workers had been locked in less than three periods of the program since its initiation in 2016, adding that more than14,500 immediate and 50,140 aberrant positions had been made.

Fashola, who was addressed by the Zonal Director South-West, Mr Mohammed, said that in excess of 80 units of houses including four units of one-room, 52 units of two-room, 20 units three room and four units three-room homes had been finished and given over to the state government.

"In 34 states, the central government, through the Ministry of works and Housing, has conveyed projects, for example, this with the backing of the state governors who gave the land," he said.

He stated that the structure contracts were granted in November 2016 at the expense of N764.6 million while the infrastructural contracts were granted in May 2017 at the expense of N484.8 million.

The minister said that the housing units were proposed to the general population in a non-oppressive manner by opening the National Housing Portal to guarantee that those intrigued were not repressed.

The Governor of Niger, Alhaji Abubakar Bello, who was addressed by his appointee, Alhaji Ahmed Getso, complimented Buhari's organization for shutting the hole in housing shortage in Nigeria calling attention to that the project would address the issue for asylum to the general population.


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