Rashidi Yekini's mother gets N50K from Sports ministry, placed on monthly N10K stipend

Rashidi Yekini's mother gets N50K from Sports ministry, placed on monthly N10K stipend

- Rashidi Yekini's mother has been placed on N10,000 monthly stipend

- This was done by the Federal Ministry of Sports under Sunday Dare

- Minister Sunday Dare also gave her N50,000 for Ramadan

Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Sports under the leadership of Honorable Sunday Dare has placed mother of late Super Eagles striker Rashidi Yekini on a monthly stipend of N10,000.

This latest development comes eight years after the death of Rashidi Yekini who remains as Super Eagles leading scorer with 37 goals.

Since the death of late Rashidi Yekini, the mother of the legend has been battling for survival in Ijagbo, Kwara state where she lives.

And on Wednesday, May 6, Sports Minister Sunday Dare directed his representative Olaitan Shittu to visit Rashidi Yekini's mother where she was given Ramadan gifts.

In addition, the sum of N50,000 was handed over to the woman from the representative of the Sports Minister.

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Some of the items donated with the cash included a 50 kg bag of rice, 10 kg bag of wheat and six tins of Milo beverage drink.

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While responding to the gesture from the Sports Minister, Mrs Yekini thanked Sunday Dare and also prayed for him to succeed in office.

''I want to thank Sunday Dare for the support shown because I have been struggling since my son died eight years ago.

''I have also lost two of Rashidi's siblings which has made things more difficult for me,'' she explained.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Omoyemi who is the daughter of late Super Eagles striker Rashidi Yekini has described late father as someone of inestimable value who is worthy of emulation.

The 22-year-old graduate of English from the University of Ilorin stated this while speaking with Legit.ng in an exclusive interview stressing that her late dad was a religious person.

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On Monday, May 4, Nigerians and in many part of the world paid touching tributes to Rashidi Yekini, eight years after the goal king died.

While speaking exclusively to Legit.ng, Omoyemi stated that she regretted the fact that she never had enough time with her father before he died due to his football commitments.

There have been issues surrounding the death of late Rashidi Yekini in which his lawyer Jibril Mohammed claimed that his client was 'murdered'.

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