Stella Dimoko Korkus.com: Saraki Renovates Late Rashidi Yekini’s House, Boosts Mother’s Biz

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Saturday, 20 August 2016

Saraki Renovates Late Rashidi Yekini’s House, Boosts Mother’s Biz

The Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki yesterday extended hands of fellowship to the family of the late football legend, Rashidi Yekini.





Parts of the gesture was presentation of tricycle to late Rashidi Yekini’s younger brother, Akeem Yekini, renovation of Yekini’s house in Offa, particularly where his mother stays and recruitment of domestic servants including a nurse for the mother.
Similarly, the petty trading business of the late football legend’s mother, Alhaja Sikirat Yekini was boosted through the injection of funds and provision of a well water in the compound to ease water supply in the compound.


Speaking on behalf of the Senate President during the presentation, the Director, ABS Ilorin FC, Alloy Chukwu Emeka described the gesture as a right step in recognising the late legend’s contribution to the development of sports in the country.

He added that the gesture was to bring about maximum comfort to the mother and family of the late football legend.
According to him “the Senate President is a man who is passionate about the development of the youths and sports especially in kwara state and Ira, the late Yekini’s home town particularly.
“We have come to also sympathise with the family of Yekini to show that the labour of our heros past should not be in vain and to show to the young ones that whatever they are doing today will not be in vain and once they do it well, they will be rewarded accordingly.


“To this end, the Senate President has presented a tricycle to his younger brother and renovated the house where the mother stays; he boosted her business, renovated the mosque in the compound and boost water supply with the provision of a well and water reservoir.


“And part of Saraki’s vision to produce more Rashidi Yekinis in the country especially from this environ is to initiate a programme of under- 13 Championship through the ABS where youths from the town and other parts of the state will be competing yearly to remember Rashidi Yekini. We have provided kits, balls and a trophy on behalf of the Senate President”.
Responding, the mother of late Rashidi Yekini, Mrs Sikirat Yekini thanked the Senate President for the gesture and prayed God to reward him in manifold.
Also speaking on behalf of the family, Mr Akeem Yekini appreciated Saraki for remembering the family especially when such assistance was most needed.
Daily correspondent

















59 comments:

Miss Ess said...

Eeyah.....nice of him

Loveme Jeje said...

He tried. Thank God for him to remember the family.

Good morning great people

Anonymous said...

I know some might not appreciate what he did, especially the shop, buy this is all someone somewhere needs to change his/her life. Well done Sir.

BA said...

God bless him for spending part of OUR stolen wealth on Rashidi Yekini's family.

Anonymous said...

Painful!! D slogan wen I was working was " Na my papa get d company, abeg mk them do pay my salary". Nobody wanted to work, nobody wanted to do the right thing, pipo were only after there pay checks .... Its too painful , a typical example d athletes at d Olympics,am sure half really don't care,na to add to there credentials that's all. No more selfless service but let's remb smfin pipo, ur reward is in Heaven not here o!!!!! May Allah bless the mama.. Saraki I can't praise u am sorry , u and d rest she have done d right things b4 now. Hisssss

School Life said...

God bless saraki. He yaff do well

Mother Confessor The real deal on sdk. said...

He tried but how I wish he invested more on the young man. Probably start a biz for him so that he will take care of the old woman. I really don't think the Nigerian govt. And Nigeria owe it to them to sustain their livelihood. They were paid when in active service but most of them just squandered the money without investing in anything meaningful. They forget about tomorrow.

BA said...

Stella,Rashidi Yekini does not have a piece of land in OFFA not to talk of his family settling there. Rashidi yekini is from IRA in kwara state. IRA shares a boundry with OFFA,like lagos and Ogun sate. The building you are seeing is in IRA not OFFA.

Ohuche Chijioke said...

Good one from Saraki, at least he remembered her.
I'm sure he's tired of embezzling money now. The richest senate president in the world

Chikito The Professional Runs Girl said...

At all at all na it bad pass. It's not so awesome but it's good he remembered yekini's family. But I thought one man cane and debunked the fact that yekini's mum was barely getting by? So how did saraki have to step in again if the woman was well fed? Na wa oh!

Anonymous said...

Nice but he is doing this with Kwara Starr's stolen money!

Anonymous said...

Nice but he is doing this with Kwara State's stolen money!

redbotafly said...

God bless him for doin ds.Ds country is disrespectful to its citizenry n itself.

diamente said...

Weren't they the ones who killed their son?

redbotafly said...

God bless him for doin ds.Ds country is disrespectful to its citizenry n itself.

Ifeoluwa Grace said...

Nice one

Cinwon Emmanuel said...

All this P.R tactics do not change the fact that Team Nigeria went through a lot mental, physical and emotional discomfort at the Rio Olympics. And this one is medicine after death, literally.

jay said...

Nice .

Cynthia Iyede said...

Tricycle! Hnmmm at all at all na em bad...

Emilia Peter said...

God bless u sir, for remembering them.

OlaGold (add up 58BF8F56 for 18-24k raw gold dust and bar) said...

Uhm iku ba ola je

Ifeoluwa Grace said...

Tho I don't really like saraki but he did this one well Kudos

I'veBeenTouchedByAnAngelWithLove said...

Eeyah..... Poor old woman. God bless him for blessing her.
*God bless my Angel in human form*

Ed said...

Wat a myopic thought! Even if its kwara state's money,at least he did it out of his heart n benevolence. You better change your thought processes... Mtchew... You can never pleeasr humans... If yu do sth,problem...if you don't,problem too... Tufiakwa!!

Anonymous said...

At least learn the difference between there and their/ am and I'm

reemah said...

Yes, it is. But this medicine will in a way help this family, don't you think?

Anonymous said...

The money he used to do all that is less than what he gives his gf for weekend. I mean look at those pictures, no way he spent up to 700k for everything including paying the photographer who took the pictures.

Rhoda Rex said...

Eye service

James said...

Awwwww. Very sweet and nice of him.

SONYES CAKES PH... 7AC83AE6 said...

Chai... God bless u Sir

James said...

But Yekini is not her mum's only child.
Why can't another sibling take care of this old helpless woman?
Why is it that some part of the country hardly take care of their aged parents?
This should change. Their children should learn to take adequate care of their parents . That's the way to go

Anonymous said...

@BA you're 100% wrong. The house is in Ijagbo adjacent to coca-cola depot. When coming from Offa towards Ilorin, it's located on the left hand side as has a small sign post that reads "ile Iya Rasheed Yekini" meaning Rasheed Yekini mother's house.

James said...

Yekini used to be my Idol. I can still remember when I used to play the position of No 9 at school. And they nicknamed me Yekini. Bcos I am tall and well built and always a deadly striker. A goalkeepers worst nightmare . When I was still a small boy his first match I watched was against Zaire in The Tunisia 94 nation's cup. I was so impressed with his performance that I feel in love with him. And his first goal in USA 94 against Bulgaria? I couldn't contain my joy. Then we tagged the match, a battle of the deadly strikers,Stoichkov vs Yekini. Memories of the good old innocent days.
I do not know how things later went so wrong later in his life. I will gladly donate my widow mite if there is any fund to take care of Yekini s mum .

Anonymous said...

And how much is a lock up shop again in kwara state?

lloyd oliver said...

Anon 09:30 must you always correct people? Its the likes of you that have never seen the forewalls of the University. I'm sure you only have a primary school certificate.

Anonymous said...

Why are you always tribalistic? What is really your problem? Honestly,is not funny the way you just talk anyhow sometimes. I'm very sure you are still in that part of the country. Mtschewwwwwwww

Anonymous said...

@james clueless as usual.

Eka Joy said...

Why do I wanna cry for that woman. She shouldn't be working anymore na, except she's d one that actually wants to. Nice renovation. Saraki u try.

MOTHER NATURE........ said...

Is this how he would have renovated his own mother's home? with all the stolen money this is the best he can come up with mstchewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

Eka Joy said...

Kai! U ppl can complain!! Nigerians are fucked mehn! Did d 700k do d job or not? So what if he gives his gf more than that. Na WA for una.

You do bad, wahala, u do good again, another wahala. Smh

Anonymous said...

I still rmmbr aged papas pushing wheel barrow in the East. What happens to their children?

The General's Wife said...

Good job Saraki!

But wait o! Hmmmmm
When news of how Yekini's mom was living in near abject poverty hit the Internet,peeps from his side came to deny it. They so vehemently denied it that a lawyer was contacted. He listed out "properties",showed pictures of Mama "doing well"
And insisted over and over again that the woman was almost living in Paradise.
Na wah o! So na so this woman dey live and they came with all those doctored stuff?
And I just remembered those his two Queen Eliza English-Speaking Daughters. Ha!
Na wah for some people o!

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Anonymous said...

Rhoda, pls shut ur mouth if u don't know what to say. Mumu!

Anonymous said...

Rhoda, pls shut ur mouth if u don't know what to say. Mumu!

Anonymous said...

Lloyd Oliver, what the hell is 'forewalls' it's 'four walls of a classroom'
The anon you corrected might only have a primary school certificate but he/she certainly writes better that you.

Anonymous said...

9;30 that's for d correction but not cursing me out shows u understood my point! Thanks @ Oliver for coming to my defense

Loveme Jeje said...

Nwa English teachers una weldone
I hope you all received alerts

lami said...

This brought tears to my eyes, stolen money or not am happy saraki did this.

Olu Ogunyinka said...

May God bless u saraki for ur keeping yekini mom alive and securing ur own old age.

Anonymous said...

Hummm, I finished building my first house in 92, oh boy na wah

James said...

Anon 15:56 meaning??

esther ese said...

God pls send somebody to bless me nd my daughter wit dis kind of favor IJN, Amen!

sisi eko said...

Eyah finally. This is so good. Old people love to work because of boredom. If she's not active she may fall sick. So I guess she enjoys her petty trade. At least she's selling from home so it's ok.

God bless Saraki for the kind gesture.

sisi eko said...

She was collecting rent from the house her son built for her, which was a meagre that couldn't sustain her. She cried out for help that her little trade of selling bread was not sufficient enough to cater for her needs. The house she was living in needed renovation and her tenants were disturbing her.. so I guess that is exactly what she got from Saraki.

I think there was a time she got donations from a few people but the money go finish na. Now that her market has been boosted she can sustain herself without waiting for stipend from anyone.

sisi eko said...

GW, yea I think the lawyer and his family fell out. He was trying to explain that mama was getting little monies from well wishers, that she wasn't starving as was reported. Then mama and yekini's brother accused the lawyer of diverting funds that were sent to her thru him. That whatever the lawyer was given for Yekini's sake didn't get to her. Lol. The woman prolly assumed that the govt was giving the lawyer something. So all of them were accusing each other but the bottom line is that the mama say the money no do am. Lol

Mrs James said...

He tried

Chikito The Professional Runs Girl said...

I see....@sisi Eko

Chikito The Professional Runs Girl said...

James, Anon just helped you realize the age gap between you two.

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