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Rashidi Yekini Saraki renovates late footballer mother's house, hires maid, nurse for her

Saraki also financed the sinking of a borehole in Alhaja Sikirat Yekini's residence and upgraded her shop to a mini

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The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has assumed the responsibility for the welfare of the mother of late Nigeria's football legend, Rashidi Yekini, Vanguard reports.

Saraki was said to have hired a maid and a nurse to look after the aged woman, Alhaja Sikirat Yekini.

This was disclosed by the Senate President on Friday, August 19, in Ijagbo, Oyun Local Government Area of Kwara State.

On his visit to the Yekini family, Saraki, who was represented by Alloy Chukwuemeka, the Director of Football, Abubakar Bukola Saraki FC, also donated a Tricycle to the younger brother of the late Super Eagles striker.

According to him, he also financed the sinking of a borehole and renovated the residence of Alhaja Sikirat Yekini, and upgraded her shop to a mini mart.

He said the purpose of the visit was for the family not to feel neglected or abandoned.

Saraki 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.”

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He said the competition, which will be sponsored by him, will be tagged Rasheed Yekini U-13 football competition.

The Senate President also donated balls, jerseys and trophy for the football competition.

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