Eight years after the death of her son, Alhaja Sekinatu Yekini, mother of legendary Super Eagles striker, Rashidi Yekini has received some succour, as the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has placed her on a monthly stipend.
Alhaja Yekini received the cheering news, when a representative of the Minister, Sunday Dare, Olaitan Shittu visited her in Ijagbo, near Offa in Kwara yesterday to donate various foodstuffs and provisions, as well as cash gift of N50, 000 on behalf of the minister to the aged mother.
Shittu explained that it was not the first time the Minister was reaching out to Alhaja Yekini, as he was also at her residence in September, 2019 to make similar donation.
Responding, Alhaja Yekini, who spoke in local dialect (Yoruba) thanked the Minister for his kind gesture.
“I have been abandoned for a long time and have not gotten help from anyone. (Text and photo courtesy Sun)