In line with its commitment to ensure that the welfare of former Nigeria internationals in dire need is provided, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, on Sunday provided financial assistance to the former Super Eagles defender. Sunday Eboigbe.
After his protest in a national newspaper that he was sick and needed support, the minister ordered one of his employees, Mr. Ogunjimi, locate Eboigbe and deliver cash gifts to help him.
Ogunjimi visited the former player at his home in Benin City and handed him the gift of money from the Minister of Sport.
According to the minister's aide, the gesture would not end only with the cash gift, but the former international would receive the necessary medical assistance. The state of his illness would be assessed by doctors in order to give him the appropriate treatment to be paid for by the minister.
The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development had written to the Football Federation of Nigeria (NFF) to design a social assistance package that would care for sick or injured former internationals.
Sports Minister Dare provided similar assistance to the mothers of the late Rashidi Yekini, Samuel Okwaraji and quartermiler Sunday Bada.
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