The ancestral home of late Nigerian quarter-miler, Sunday Bada, in Odomogun quarters, Ilaere Ogidi in Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State came alive on Sunday as his mother Mrs Funmilayo Bada got a soul-lifting gifts of N50,000 and food items such as rice, semovita and beverages from Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare.
The gesture is part of Dare’s commitment to assisting mothers of fallen stars that had contributed to the development of Nigerian Sports.
Mrs Bada expressed gratitude to the Minister for lending support to her , especially on Mothers’ Day.
She was delighted that the Minister deemed it fit to assist her years after the passage of her son.
Bada died on December 12th 2011.
He was a member of the 4×400 relay team that won a gold medal for Nigeria at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. He also won the 400m gold at the IAAF (now World Athletics) World Indoor Championships in Paris, France in 1997 after winning silver twice (1993 in Toronto, Canada and 1995 in Barcelona, Spain).
Until his death, he was the Technical Director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN).
Dare had earlier extended the same gesture to the mothers of Rashidi Yekini and Samuel Okwaraji, but Bada’s mum is the first beneficiary outside footballers’ mothers.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 The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.