President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday rewarded members of the nation’s Under-16 Football Team that won the 1985 FIFA Championship when he was military Head of State. This is a promise Buhari is fulfilling 31 years after he made it. As put together by INFORMATION NIGERIA, here are 4 things you must know about the 3 decade old promise….
1. President Muhammadu Buhari promised to honour the Golden Eaglets team that won the FIFA Under-16 World Cup in 1985 when he was still military head of state.
2. Did didn’t honour the promise because he was ousted as President through a coup before he could honour the promise.
3. The promise to fulfill the promise he made decades ago was made some months ago to honour both the 1985 set of Eaglets and the present crop of eaglets, after the latter were crowned world champion for their cadre for a record time.
4. Buhari finally after 31 years today fulfilled his promise in grand style at a presidential reception where he doled out gift items to outstanding athletes/officials who did Nigeria proud in recent sports competitions. The reception was held inside the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Nice right??? Man of integrity?!?