John Ogu: Super Eagles midfielder sends textbooks, notebooks to kids in Anambra

John Ogu: Super Eagles midfielder sends textbooks, notebooks to kids in Anambra

- John Ogu is helping the students in Anambra cushion the effect of the coronavirus crisis

- The state has been on dusk-to-dawn curfew after two coronavirus cases were confirmed

- Ogu’s foundation will help students learn at home while on lockdown

In his bid to assist those affected by the coronavirus crisis in home town in Ufuma, Anambra State, Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu has organized a COVID-19 Educational Palliative scheme.

The exercise would be carried out by John Ogu’s foundation to help students learn at home while on lockdown.

By this initiative, John Ogu will give out free educational materials; audio books, e-books, textbooks, notebooks, learning charts and stationery between May 14 and May 16.

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In a special broadcast on the pandemic, the governor of Anambra state Willie Obiano on Thursday, May 14 announced a second confirmed case in the state.

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Over 5000 cases have been confirmed in Nigeria with 167 dead from the illness, while 1180 have been successfully treated and discharged in the country.

Earlier, former Super Eagles striker Benedict Akwuegbu lifted the spirits of some of his retired colleagues after he donated cars as gifts during amid the coronavirus crisis.

Akwuegbu who was part of the Nigerian team that won silver at the 2000 Africa Cup of Nations tournament co-hosted by Ghana and Nigeria recently organized the inaugural edition of the Plateau Legends and Ben Akwuegbu Unity Cup Football Tournament in Jos.

The ex-Grazer AK of Austria forward is currently in Jos, but it is understood that Farouk Umar - a onetime star of the defunct Mighty Jets of Jos, is among the beneficiaries.

Also, Super Eagles star John Obi Mikel has donated bags of rice, beans and noodles and others around a Jos community to help the poor who have been affected by the coronavirus crisis.

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This is the second time within the space of two weeks he has donated food items to the needy, as he posted on the exercise on his Instagram handle.

Mikel spent most of his childhood in the Plateau state capital and now he has returned to assist the communities that made him.

Legit.ng earlier reported that the Sports Minister Sunday Dare has continued to put smiles on the faces of surviving mothers of late Nigerian stars, with the mom of late Nigerian athlete Sunday Dare the latest beneficiary.

The Odomogun quarters, Ilaere Ogidi in Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State which is the ancestral home of the former Olympic gold medalist came to life on Sunday, May 10.

Mrs Fumilayo Bada, the surviving mother of late runner, got a soul-lifting cash of N50,000 and food items such as rice, semovita and beverages courtesy the Minister for Youths and Sports Development Sunday Dare.

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The gesture is part of Dare’s commitment to assisting mothers of fallen stars that had contributed to the development of Nigerian sports.

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