The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has applauded the approval by President Muhammadu Buhari for the allocation of houses for 22 members of the 1994 Super Eagles in their various States as an appreciation on the part of the Federal Government, and reward for citizens’ loyalty and excellence in their various fields of endeavour.
The group noted in a press statement signed by its Chairman Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke, that as part of the inauguration of the Federal Government’s completed homes under the National Housing Programme (NHP) which was held in Lafia, Nasarawa State, the President used the opportunity to reward the 1994 Super Eagles team for doing Nigeria proud by winning the coveted African Cup of Nations.
“We consider this as a demonstration of good faith on the part of the Buhari administration by recognising citizens who had brought glory to the country despite that it has been 28 years ago.
“This is a trademark of an administration that remembers the good works of citizens and as a way of encouraging them and other citizens to continue along that line, has deemed it necessary to reward the Super Eagles team.
“We believe that if this trend of rewarding deserving citizens is sustained, it will definitely spur other citizens to work hard towards bringing more international honours to their country. This is a clear demonstration of the value President Muhammadu Buhari attaches to the reward of hard work, excellence, patriotism and dedication to duty by the citizens,” it said.
BMO said it also believed that with this recognition for the 1994 Super Eagles team, “President Muhammadu Buhari’s name will be written in gold by posterity as he will always be remembered as the leader who never took the citizens’ patriotic contributions for granted.
“This is the only way to mobilise the patriotic fervour of the citizens towards the country, and this is the path that many developed countries toed, and which galvanised their peoples to nation-building,”the statement said.