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Athletes commend Minister over payment of Relief Fund

Following the commencement of payment of money to Nigerian Athletes through the Athletes Relief Fund set up by minister  of youth and sports development,  Sunday Dare to cushion the effect of  Covid-19, commendation have poured in from the beneficiaries.

In an emotional letter written to Dare on behalf of Special Sports Athletes,   Ifeayini  Christian  said” I want to thank you for all the efforts and diligence  you have put in towards bettering the welfare of Nigerian Athletes .On behalf of my colleagues i want to sincerely appreciate the gesture of payment of relief fund to the athletes. May God bless you as you continue to lead the campaign for the improvement of athletes’ welfare”

In the same vein, Adeseye Ogunlewe Junior said” I wish to say a big thank you to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development for the gesture of paying #50,000 to athletes through the Sports Relief Fund. We are most grateful.

According to Glory Patrick “For the special joy you added into my life and those of other athletes through the athletes Relief Fund, we say a big thank you. May God bless the Minister and all those that contributed to the fund”.

Bode Abiodun said” I want to appreciate this kind gesture from the Minister for extending the palliative to us. God bless you sir. Your leadership and abilities to get things done is an inspiration to us. May God reward you for your relentless efforts towards the athletes”.

The minister had floated the Athletes Relief Fund to cater for the needs of athletes following the suspension of all sporting activities as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Chairman of Remo Stars Football Club Kunle  Soname had made a donation of #10m to the fund, with an anonymous Nigerian supporting with #1m. More funds are expected from other philanthropists who are already in touch with the Ministry.

About Ayeni Wale

Olawale Ayeni, is a Media and Communication Arts, Masters in view fellow, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja respectively, has been in journalism right from his school days. He was a sports broadcaster with Osun state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). He was Sports Editor, Daily Stream Newspaper before joining Leadership Newspaper as Sports Correspondent. A lover of grassroots sports development and golf. A strong support of Arsenal FC.

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