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Nigerian Govt redeems pledge to Clemence Westerhof after 25 years

The Federal Government on Monday in Abuja handed over the property promised a former Super Eagles coach, Dutchman Clemence Westerhof in 1994.

The promise was made during the late Gen. Sani Abacha administration following Super Eagles’ victory in the African Cup of Nations in Tunisia.

clemence Westerhof receiving documents for the property from Babatunde Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, during a courtesy call on him by the former Super Eagles manager as a sign of government’s commitment to integrity.


Clemence Westerhof, Fashola and Onochie Anibeze

“This is consistent with the commitment President Muhammadu Buhari has made to make Nigerians proud of the country and to stand by and respond to needs of the citizens.

Westerhof who often describes himself as a Dutchgerian was elated for the gesture despite taking 25 years for the government to redeem the pledge.


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