NFF reiterates commitment to pay mothers of Yekini and Okwaraji monthly stipends

NFF reiterates commitment to pay mothers of Yekini and Okwaraji monthly stipends

- NFF have reiterated their commitment to pay mothers of late Yekini and Okwaraji

- The body rubbished reports going round that they won't pay the promised stipends

- Sports Minister Sunday Dare have also placed these two women on monthly pay

Nigerian Football Federation have denied reports going on that the body renounced a pledge made to the mothers of later Super Eagles stars Rashidi Yekini and Samuel Okwaraji.

There have been reports that the body's secretary Mohammed Sanusi renounced the pledge of paying Rashidi Yekini's mother and Samuel Okwaraji monthly stipend of N30,000.

NFF initially made the promise after Nigeria's Sports Minister Sunday Dare sent representatives to these two mothers for palliative to be given to them.

The Nigerian football chiefs reiterated their promise and added that even one year payment will be made to the mothers of Rashidi Yekini and Okwaraji.

''Nigeria Football Federation strongly denies a story by NAN that the GS, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi reportedly renounced a pledge made by the Federation to stipend on a monthly basis, the mothers of former Nigeria internationals, late Samuel Okwaraji and late Rashidi Yekini.

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''We maintain fidelity with our pledge and though, sadly, we lost the mother of late Okwaraji the same month the pledge was made, we have concluded arrangements to deliver to the mother of late Yekini the payment for the next one year in advance.

NFF rubbishes rumors, vows to pay mothers of Yekini and Okwaraji 1 year stipend
NFF rubbishes rumors, vows to pay mothers of Yekini and Okwaraji 1 year stipend (photo on Twitter)
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Federal Ministry of Sports and Youth development under Minister Sunday Dare has extended his hands of generosity to the mother of late Super Eagles star Samuel Okwaraji by sending food items and cash of N50,000 to her.

This comes days after mother of Rashidi Yekini got the same amount of money from the Ministry of Sports in which she was also placed on N10,000 monthly as stipend.

There have been news that Samuel Okwaraji's mother has been down since the shocking death of her son 31 years year ago and she has not yet recover from the shock of losing her son.

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Okwaraji died on August 12th, 1989 while playing for Nigeria during a World Cup qualification match against Angola at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

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