Deputy Leader, Lagos State House of Assembly, Lola Akande has commended President Goodluck Jonathan for giving rewarding the new African champions, Super Eagles with cash, plots of land and national awards to players and officials.
Akande described Super Eagles' victory over Burkina Faso as "well deserved" adding that the victory "would inspire more youths to excel in whatever they are doing.".
Her words: "I really thank the victorious Super Eagles on the victory by bringing the trophy to the country19 years after Nigeria won the trophy in Tunisia '94.
"I equally commend efforts of the President for the gifts showered on members of team and the entire technical crew as well as Nigerians who stood by the team during the tournament".
Akande however called on Multi-national companies to invest in the country's sports, saying this would further strengthen the relationship between government and the private sector.