The Federal Government has redeemed its pledge to provide a house for former Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Clemens Westerhof, who the team to victory in the 1994 African Nations Cup competition as well as a second round place in the USA ’94 World Cup.
This comes 25 years after the promise was made.
Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatnde Fashola presented the house documents to Westerhof in Abuja, on Monday. The promi confirmed that the promise was made 25 years ago.
Speaking, Fashola said: “It was the public announcement of that redemption that brought to light, the commitment to redeem the promise made to Westerhof because immediately we became aware, we set out to work in the ministry.
“This is more than a house, it symbolises the commitment of the Buhari administration to right yesterday’s wrongs, redress yesterday’s injustices and bring Nigerians together.”
Fashola urged the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to document the promises made by government to identify those that have been fulfilled and those yet to be fulfilled.
He said that the idea was to provide clear records for the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing to act towards redeeming the promises.
Responding, Westerhof commended the federal government for redeeming the pledged, adding that with the house, he would be more regular in Nigeria with his family.