President Bola Tinubu has extended the national honour of Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) to every member of the Super Eagles who participated in the recently concluded African Cup of Nations.
The President hosted Nigeria’s national football team, the Super Eagles, at the Council Chambers of the State House.
This meeting, held on Tuesday, closely follows their recent match against the host nation, Côte d’Ivoire, in the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations finals, where they secured the second-place position in their quest for the trophy.
In addition to the prestigious national honour, the federal government, represented by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesome Wike, has acknowledged their achievement by granting each team member a plot of land and a flat in a location yet to be disclosed.
This recognition places the Super Eagles in esteemed company alongside individuals such as Imam Abdullahi Abubakar, His Royal Majesty Eze Isaac Ikonne, Dr. Faisal Shuaibu, Chief Silva Ejeh Ameh, Alhaji Kamoru Ibitoye Yusuf, Mallam Ibrahim Okposi, Alhaji Shehu Uthman, Barrister Chris Ezem, Davido, and Teni, who have previously received national honours.
The gesture reflects the nation’s appreciation for the team’s remarkable performance in the African Cup of Nations.