Samuel Okwaraji’s mother has been given the sum of N50,000 – This was done by the Federal Ministry of Sports under Sunday Dare – Minister Sunday Dare also sent some food items to the woman 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.
Okwaraji died on August 12th, 1989 while playing for Nigeria during a World Cup qualification match against Angola at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
Many Nigerians are still battling to cope with the pains his death brought to football fraternities. Representing the Minister in Enugu, Bamidele Ajayi delivered the food items to the father of the deceased with the cash. ”I have always been drawn to greatness and I admire people who live their lives to elevate the status of their community and nation. Okwaraji was not just a footballer, he was an icon and great patriot.
“He was a great professional who redefined football in Nigeria with many young talents benefiting from his ingenuity and sacrifices by re-writing our country name in gold in world football,” words of the Minister.
Glitovine Blog: Sports Minister Lifts Okwaraji’s Mother With Gifts, Cash, Places Her On Monthly Allowance https://t.co/AigzJPscN1
After long years of neglect and abandonment as a result of the demise of her son Samuel Okwaraji who died while playing fo… https://t.co/WdSpXWLYEd
— COVID19 Knockdown (@ZeemaksN) May 10, 2020