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Thursday, May 07, 2020

Sports Ministry Places Late Rashidi Yekini’s Mother On N10,000 Monthly Stipend

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has placed Alhaja Sikiratu,the mother of late Super Eagles striker, Rashidi Yekini on a monthly stipend of N10,000.





This was disclosed on Wednesday by Olaitan Shittu, a representative of the Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, during a visit to Alhaja Yekini in Ijagbo, Kwara State.Shittu also donated N50,000 as part of the Ramadan gifts to the septuagenarian on behalf of the minister.

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


Shittu said that the ministry would also be extending the same gesture to the mother of late Super Eagles player, Samuel Okwaraji.


Alhaja Yekini, who spoke in her local dialect (Yoruba), thanked the minister for the kind gesture.
She said, “I was hospitalised for few days some months ago and I did cater for myself despite scarce resources.
“I need help from Nigerians, but this minister has done very well, especially remembering me in this holy month of Ramadan.
Since my son died, it has been very tough for me because I do not have any help from people.
Rashidi’s siblings are not doing well too, so, I was left to struggle for life every day.”


The late Yekini died in 2012 at the age of 48 after retiring from football.

From SaharaReporters

35 comments:

  1. Weren't they ashamed to say that thing up there?
    Samuel Okwaraji died in 1989 and all these vain promises are just being made now?

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    1. They can do better but it is better than nothing.

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    2. Hmmm,I hope it doesn't stop this regime and its still 10000 when it gets to Mama's hand

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  2. Na wah, this is so sad. What can 10k buy in this time and age. They can do better abeg.

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  3. What do they buy with 10,000 naira in a month?
    Shameless people.
    Looks like "Sam Okwaraji and Yekini" are now flogging you in your dreams.😏😏😏😏😏

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  4. So this people are not ashamed to gift her 10k? Where is their conscience? What can that money buy for her? 10k for a month. Inukwa!

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  5. One more reason to regret being a Nigerian!
    10k? They should have at least upgraded her to the level of a Corps Member and placed her on #33,000.

    It's high time our government started caring for our athletes after retirement. What it this?...

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    1. It’s not the government’s responsibility. They can only do their bit.

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  6. Very nice move.
    This is good

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  7. 10 thousand naira??? Hey! That's really poor and shouldn't be announced.

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  8. God forbid bad tin. Why do they treat the poor like dey dnt matter. A player that represented the country. Not even 50 to 100k. What can 10k buy per month. But they allocate billions to themselves. Jezz this country is cursed biko.

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    1. Who is the country?...YOU. read between the lines.

      An American will wake up in the morning and say God bless America but you...baabu. no wonder.

      It's not Government's responsibility to put her on any monthly stipend but appreciate the little gesture. Haba

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  9. I won't be surprised if the official amount according to govt budget is closer to 1 million naira a month.

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  10. What can 10k a month do for an elderly woman?

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  11. 10k for buying crayfish abi is for buying salt, they should have given her 50k to 100k. Haba 10k is too small.

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  12. Can you imagine 10k πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„ for a whole month!!!

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  13. God will curse Nigeria governments

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  14. I just hope it will be consistent and not just for Ramadan

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  15. 10.000 or 100.000? Na now day break. What have all d successive Governors of her state been doing since d demise of her son? Meanwhile, our so called billionaires are busy chasing clout & self aggrandizement, in d name of donations to d government. Una try.

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    1. Yes,they can do better but they have to start from somewhere.

      If for all these years no one did any and now someone is doing something then it's a good step. So from here we can talk about better.

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  17. Wicked people, shame no catch them? What the hell is she gonna do with 10k? God forbid evil biko

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  18. Nigeria does not owe Her anything actually unless her late sons pension and other entitlements.

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    1. God bless you!.. The sense of entitlement Nigerians have is shocking!

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    2. True talk. Except they want to start paying all mothers of super Eagles players both dead and alive. For Sam Okwaraji Though his case is different, he died in acrive service for Nigeria.

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    3. Alternative facts, I hope you are not talking from both sides of your mouth. Rashid I Yekini died hungry, broke, down and out with mental health challenges even. As a retiree, what did the government do for him?
      Samuel Okwaraji died in active service in 1989 which was 31yrs ago, and they're just remembering his mother?

      Once again, it's quite regrettable being a Nigerian!...

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  19. Ten thousand Naira ke? So after she pays basic electricity bill of Five thousand Naira, what is left for feeding , medicals etc

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  20. ...except for Okwaraji that died in active service.Yekini made money but was duped investmentwise....whatever money is given is in good jesture. Nigeria hasn't even paid workers and pensioners. Stephen Keshi was owed till he died, Samson Siasia's mum was kidnapped, Nigeria could not help. All those players in active service now should start saving money now and investing to help their families. The reason I like Okocha and Kanu.

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  21. We should at least appreciate people’s effort and not entitlement mentality. The footballer didn’t die on service them try abegiiii

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