The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports activities Improvement has positioned the mom of late Tremendous Eagles striker, Rashidi Yekini, Alhaja Sikiratu, on a month-to-month stipend of N10,000.
This was disclosed on Wednesday by Olaitan Shittu, a consultant of the Sports activities Minister, Sunday Dare, throughout a go to to Alhaja Yekini in Ijagbo, Kwara State.
Shittu additionally donated N50,000 as a part of the Ramadan items to the septuagenarian on behalf of the minister.
Additionally donated with the money is a 50kg bag of rice, 10kg bag of wheat and 6 tins of Milo beverage drink.
Shittu stated that the ministry would even be extending the identical gesture to the mom of late Tremendous Eagles participant, Samuel Okwaraji.
Alhaja Yekini, who spoke in her native dialect (Yoruba), thanked the minister for the type gesture.
She stated, â€œI was hospitalised for few days some months in the past and I did cater for myself regardless of scarce sources.
â€œI need assistance from Nigerians, however this minister has performed very nicely, particularly remembering me on this holy month of Ramadan.
â€œSince my son died, it has been very powerful for me as a result of I don’t have any assist from folks.
â€œRashidiâ€™s siblings usually are not doing nicely too, so, I used to be left to wrestle for all times day-after-day.â€
The late Yekini died in 2012 on the age of 48 after retiring from soccer.