28 years after, the Federal Government has fulfilled its promise of house gifts to the Super Eagles team who won the African Cup of Nations in 1994.

Keys to the houses were presented to the players and other beneficiaries of phase one of the Federal Government’s National Housing Programme by the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola at a formal ceremony held in Ibadan.

Presenting the keys, Mr Fashola, who was represented by the Federal Controller, Housing Sector, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Ibadan, Mr Jacob Gbolahan, said a total of 694 applications of subscribers had been approved by his ministry who were billed to benefit from the housing scheme Oyo State.

Mr Fashola called on other residents in Oyo State to key into the initiative and leverage the many unsold units in the state.

He added that the houses were currently available for sale to all Nigerians at the Ministries Portal at www.nhp.housing.gov.ng.

In a remark, Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, represented by Director of Lands Management, State Ministry of Lands, Audu Ademola, appealed to the Federal Government to judiciously use other parts of the allocated lands so that the people of Oyo State and Nigerians, in general, would benefit from the dividends of democracy.

The Ex-Super Eagles players, who were physically present at the handing-over ceremony, were Mutiu Adepoju and Ike Shorunmu.

Oluwakayode Banjo

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