In line with his commitment to ensuring that the welfare of former Nigeria internationals in dire need are given assistance, Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare on Sunday gave financial lifeline to ailing former Super Eagles defender Sunday Eboigbe.
Following his outcry in a national newapaper that he was sick and in need of support, the Minister directed one of his staff Mr. Ogunjimi to trace Eboigbe and hand over cash gift to assist him.
Ogunjimi visited the ex player in his Benin City abode and handed him the cash gift from the Sports Minister.
According to the Minister’s aide, the gesture would not end with just the cash gift, but the ex international would be given needed medical assistance. The state of his ailment would be assessed by medics with the aim of giving him proper treatment to be paid for by the Minister.
The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development had written to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) mandating it to come up with a welfare package that would take care of ex internationals who are either sick or injured.
Sports Minister, Dare, had extended similar assitance to the mothers of late Rashidi Yekini, Samuel Okwaraji and quartermiler Sunday Bada.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.