The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has placed the mothers of Rashidi Yekini and Samuel Okwaraji, late Super Eagles internationals, on a monthly stipend of N30,000.
In a Twitter post on Thursday, the federation said the decision was taken so as to support the initiative by Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports development.
Dare had pledged a N10,000 monthly stipend for Yekini’s mother during the 8th year remembrance of the late football icon.
“In furtherance to, and in appreciation of, the recent pronouncement of the HM Sports @SundayDareSD to put the mothers of late ex-internationals Sam Okwaraji and Rashidi Yekini on a monthly stipend, the NFF has decided to support this noble initiative with a further monthly stipend of N30k to each of the two matriarchs,” the NFF wrote.
“In addition, the NFF will henceforth review the situation of surviving mothers of our ex-internationals that died in active service for the country and resolve what to do for them on a monthly basis,” it added.
The federation also said it will review the situation of surviving mothers of former internationals who died in active service for the nation.