Saraki hires nurse, maid for Rashidi Yekini’s mother

•FLASH BACK...Former Super Eagles striker, Rashidi Yekini, celebrating Nigeria’s first World Cup goal at USA ‘94

•FLASH BACK…Former Super Eagles striker, Rashidi Yekini, celebrating Nigeria’s first World Cup goal at USA ‘94

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has hired a maid and a nurse to take care of the late Rasheed Yekini’s mother, Alhaja Sikirat Yekini.

Saraki, represented by the Director of Football, Abubakar Bukola Saraki FC, Alloy Chukwuemeka, disclosed this on Friday in Ijagbo, Oyun Local Government Area of the state.

He also donated a tricycle to the younger brother of late Rasheed Yekini, Hakeem.

He said the visit was to meet with the family and see how they could be assisted to better their lots .

Saraki said that he had financed the sinking of a borehole and renovated the residence of Alhaja Sikirat Yekini, upgraded her shop to a mini mart.

The Senate President also announced an annual football competition for U-13 boys “so another Rasheed Yekini can be discovered among the youth from Ijagbo, Ira and Offa.”

Saraki said that the competition will be sponsored yearly by him and would be tagged Rasheed Yekini U-13 football competition.

The Senate President also challenged well to do Nigerians to remember the Yekini family always.

He also donated balls, jerseys and trophy for the Rasheed Yekini U-13 football competition.