The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced a monthly stipend of N30,000 (75 dollars) each to be paid to the surviving mothers of late ex-internationals Rashidi Yekini and Samuel Okwaraji.
Following the recent effort made by the country’s Sports Minister Sunday Dare to reach late Yekini’s mum with cash gifts and goods, the NFF on Thursday made a cogent response to that effect on Twitter.
“In furtherance to, and in appreciation of, the recent pronouncement of the honorable minister of sports Sunday Dare to put the mothers of late ex-internationals Sam Okwaraji and Rashidi Yekini on a monthly stipend, the NFF has decided to support this noble initiative with a further monthly stipend of N30k to each of the two matriarchs.”
NFF also stated that the idea will also be extended to surviving mothers of other ex-internationals who died in active service for the country.
“In addition, the NFF will henceforth review the situation of surviving mothers of our ex-internationals that died in active service for the country and resolve what to do for them on monthly basis,” The NFF tweeted.
Since the death of late Rashidi Yekini, the mother of the legend has been battling for survival in Ijagbo, Kwara state where she lives.
Consequently, Sports Minister Sunday Dare directed his representative Olaitan Shittu to visit Rashidi Yekini’s mother with Ramadan gifts including the sum of N50,000.