The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has hired a maid and a nurse to take care of the late Rashidi Yekini’s mother, Alhaja Sikirat Yekini.
Saraki, represented by the Director of Football, Abubakar Bukola Saraki FC, Alloy Chukwuemeka, disclosed this on Friday in Ijagbo, Oyun Local Government Area of the state.
He also donated a Tricycle to the younger brother of late Rasheed Yekini, Hakeem.
Saraki said that he had financed the sinking of a borehole and renovated the residence of Alhaja Sikirat Yekini, upgraded her shop to a mini mart.
He said the visit was to meet with the family and see how they could be assisted to better their lots . He explained that the aim was to make the family not to feel neglected or abandoned.
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.”
Saraki said the competition would be sponsored yearly by him and would be tagged Rasheed Yekini U-13 football competition.
The Senate President also challenged well to do Nigerians to remember the Yekini family always. He also donated balls, jerseys and trophy for the Rasheed Yekini U-13 football competition.