- Muhammadu Buhari has paid a tribute in honour of the mother late Super Eagles am midfielder Samuel Okwaraji
- The President through his special adviser released a condolence message in honour of Mrs. Janet Okwaraji
- Her eldest son Patrick confirmed and made the announcement about his mother's demise
President Muhammadu Buhari has paid a tribute to the mother of late Super Eagles midfielder Samuel Okwaraji.
Mrs. Janet gave up the ghost at her residence in Enugu state at the age of 83 and her death was confirmed by her eldest son Patrick.
In a condolence message released by the President's Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina, read:
“President Muhammadu Buhari condoles with family of Lady Janet Okwaraji, a teacher and school proprietress, who passed on at 83, leaving a lasting memory of kindness, love and charity as a devout Christian.
“The President believes Lady Okwaraji, whose son, Samuel, died in August 1989 while playing for the Super Eagles in a World Cup qualifier, will always be remembered for the sacrifices of the family for the nation.
“President Buhari affirms that the matriarch of the Okwaraji family, like her son, defined simplicity, loyalty and patriotism in many ways as she remained steadfast, believing in Nigeria, despite the vicissitude of life.
“As a mother, who lost her son in an unexpected situation, the President believes Lady Janet deserved to be acknowledged for her resilience and nobility, despite the odds.
“President Buhari prays that the almighty God will grant her soul eternal rest, and comfort her loved ones.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Randy Juan Muller's tale about being stranded at an airport in India for three months has caught the world's attention.
As many observed the lockdown rules in their homes, the Ghanaian star who plays professionally in the Indian could not return home due to the travel ban imposed by the Indian government.
Muller lived in the terminal from March 21, until June 3, 2020, after coronavirus cancelled his flight home.
Legit.ng also reported that Victor Osimhen will not join Serie A giants Napoli in the summer due to high racial discrimination in Italy, reports claim.
According to reports, the Super Eagles striker was racially abused in during his spell with Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.
Omasports claim the 21-year-old is bothered about the hostile nature he would face if he joins the top Italian club, despite their keen interest.
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