Former Super Eagle’s Striker, Rashid Yekini’s mother wins N2m on TV show

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[WWTBM]–Alhaja Sikirat Yekini, mother of the late Super Eagles legendary goal scorer, Rashidi Yekini has won N2 million on the popular TV quiz game show “Who wants to be a Millionaire”.

The octogenarian was assisted by veteran actor, Dejumo Lewis and Binta Ayo Mogaji-Oduleye during the game show’s recent annual special edition tagged “Who Deserves to Be a Millionaire?”

Alhaja Yekini, happily said: “Also, I am getting to realize that there are still some good people in our midst. Everything is still like a dream to me”, she said in a chat after the show.

“When the representative of this company contacted me that he would be coming to visit me‎, all the way from Lagos, and that I should consider him as one of my sons, I could not believe it.

He said they wanted to celebrate with me and reward me. He now said something that touched my heart: “we want to do part of what Rashidi would have further done for you if he had been around”. Honestly, I was touched.”

“Let me tell you, the essence of events like this in human life cannot be quantified! It gives longevity. That is the feeling I am having now. I am going to live longer. I have just seen life, yet again in another perspective.

“Also, maybe I should tell you that the organizers have assured me of their guidance to enable me spend the money meaningfully,” she concluded, saying the money won would be spent on food and medical needs.

Earlier in August 2016, after it was revealed that Yekini’s mother was living in penury despite the heroic feats performed by her son before his demise, the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, hired a maid and a nurse to take care of the octogenarian.

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

He also donated a tricycle to Yekini’s younger brother, Hakeem.

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.”

He had said that the competition, which he donated balls, jerseys and trophy for will be sponsored yearly by him and would be tagged Rasheed Yekini U-13 football competition.

The Senate President had explained the reason for his actions was to make the family not to feel neglected or abandoned.

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




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