Sunday Dare, Nigeria’s Minister of Sports, said plans are ongoing to reward the mothers of later Super Eagles stars Rashidi Yekini and Sam Okwaraji, although the details will remain confidential.
There were reports on Wednesday that both mothers of the late Super Eagles forwards have been placed on ₦10, 000 monthly stipends by the Sports Ministry, but Dare has now come out to set the record straight and claimed nothing is official yet.
“The Mothers of Rashidi Yekini and Sam Okwaraji will enjoy more benefits and remuneration as soon as the Ministry works out other details. The final details will be privately communicated. What government has done is to reach out and recognize the labours of these soccer heroes.” Sunday Dare said in a tweet.
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It would be recalled that the representative of the Minister Olaitan Shittu visited the mother of Rashidi Yekini, Alhaja Sikiratu Yekini, in Ijagbo, near Offa in Kwara on Wednesday and was presented with some food items and the sum of ₦50,000 for Ramadan.
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