Former Captain of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Kanu Nwankwo has said for Nigeria to meet the housing deficit currently facing the country, the masses must have access to affordable homes.
Kanu made this assertion in Lagos on Sunday while fielding questions from journalists ahead of an event on Easter Monday put together by a real estate company, Perfection Real Estate Group.
The ex-international who is the ambassador of the property group said Perfection Real Estate Group is a known company Nigerians can trust.
“Perfection Real Estate Group is a known company that is into property and it is a company you can trust. This is a company that wants to help Nigerians in the areas of housing, giving them befitting homes to settle in,” he said.
The former Ajax Amsterdam player added that, “As a growing company, the group at the same time is out to help the masses to see that properties are affordable and they are trustworthy people to patronise.”
“Kanu, one of Africa’s most decorated footballers is however wishing the masses could access cheaper housing which the country would benefit from. “You can see that the country needs more houses for the people and the people cannot afford the expensive ones, there is a program where by houses can be affordable with Perfection Real Estate Group.”
Talking about the relationship between the Perfection Real Estate Group and his Kanu Heart Foundation, founder of the Kanu Heart Foundation, Kanu Nwankwo said, there is a synergy between Perfection and Kanu Heart Foundation in the sense that certain percentage of earnings of Perfection Real Estate Group would go to support the Kanu Heart Foundation.
“Whatever they make from this venture, they are going to give an amount to help the poor who cannot get medical sponsors. So the Kanu Heart Foundation and Perfection Real Estate Group are working together not only to help the less privileged in areas of property but also in the area of health.”
Knowing that Nigerians would subscribe to the property business, the footballer however assures Nigerians that the venture is a genuine one. “The people will subscribe to the property because of my name but if you cannot deliver something that is good, there is problem. From the name Perfection, they are perfect in what they are doing,” he assures the public.
He however laments that Nigeria has not fully maximized football which he referred to as a unifying tool for Nigeria. “Football is very important and it is a major tool that we Nigerians are neglecting, it is one thing that brings us together, and the journey has not been easy.
“So going by the background I come from, I am just a good example for the young people that working hard, sacrificing and putting in everything that you can put in will get you result not only in football but in everything,” he said.
On his future plan for the Kanu Heart Foundation, the Atlanta 96 gold medalist said his plan is to make sure that the foundation establishes its own hospital in the future in order to safe costs.
“It is just to make sure that Kanu Heart Foundation will have a hospital in the future. We have spent a lot of money taking the kids outside the country and if we can do that, we can achieve it. It is a dream and we are working towards it. It has not been easy but I believe some day we would have our own hospital,” he prays.