Saraki renovates Yekini’s house, rewards aging mother
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Saraki renovates Yekini’s house, rewards aging mother

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Saraki renovates Yekini’s house, rewards aging mother

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has stepped in to alleviate the plight of late Rashidi Yekini’s aged mother, Sikirat Olobi.

Saraki, who on Friday sent a high powered team including all the players of his football club, ABS and their officials and the Under 13 feeder players of the team, to Yekini’s mother, paid glowing tributes to Yekini and described the late footballer as a glorious soccer ambassador for Nigerian youths.

Before the visit, Saraki had carried out renovation of the private mosque, shops and apartments Yekini built for his mother. The Senate President also gave her undisclosed amount of money to boost her petty trading.

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Represented by Alloy Chukwuemeka, the General Manager of ABS, the Senate President said it was time Nigeria created an institution where her sports’ heroes and heroines would be honoured before their demise “based on their contributions to the growth of Nigeria on their chosen careers.”

He used the occasion to announce his sponsorship of an annual soccer tourney among Under 13 boys at Oyun LGA especially Ira, Yekini’s village, expressing hope that it would become an opportunity to discover another Yekini in no long a time.

In her response, Mama Sikirat expressed happiness with the way the good deeds of her late son were rewarded by Saraki, and prayed for the under 13 players of the ABS, with a prophesy that “many Rasheed Yekinis would rise among them.”

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