Minister denies placing Rashidi Yekini, Sam Okwaraji’s mothers on N10,000 monthly stipends


Minister of Sports, Mr Sunday Dare, said plans are ongoing to reward the mother of later Super Eagles stars Rashidi Yekini and Sam Okwaraji, although the details will remain confidential.

It was widely reported by some sections of the media on Wednesday that both mothers of the later Super Eagles forwards have been placed on 10, 000 naira monthly stipends by the Sports Ministry, but the Minister has now come out to set the record straight and claimed nothing is official yet.

“The Mothers of Rashidi Yekini and Sam Okwaraji will enjoy more benefits and renumeration as soon as the Ministry works out other details. The final details will be privately communicated. What government has done is to reach out and recognize the labors of these soccer heroes.” Sunday Dare said in a tweet.

It would be recalled that the representative of the Minister Olaitan Shittu visited the mother of Rashidi Yekini and Alhaja Sikiratu Yekini, in Ijagbo, near Offa in Kwara on Wednesday.

She was presented with some food items and the sum of 50,000 naira for Ramadan.

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