The Nigerian Senate President, Bukola Saraki Advocates Trust Fund For Nigerian Athletes





The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has advocated
trust fund to cater for Nigerian athletes while alive and
after their demise.
Saraki represented by Alloy Chukwuemeka, his club’s
Director of Football, made this known in Ilorin on Sunday.
“When you look at what is happening around our heroes in
sports, you will agree with me on the need to have trust
fund for them.
“This fund will be used to take care of them when they are
no longer active or aged or their families after they might
have died.
“The situation around late Rasheed Yekini’s family has
also informed the need to come up with such initiative,’’
Saraki said.
He also challenged Nigerian sportsmen and women to
make judicious use of their fortunes when they were active
so that their future would be secured.
“There is the need for our active sportsmen and women to
invest their wealth wisely. Investing wisely does not mean
we should not come up with the trust fund.
“Not all these athletes make the same fortune and those
who participated in the 80s and 90s did not enjoy the
goodies those active today are enjoying,’’ he remarked.
Saraki had on Aug. 19 commenced U-13 football
competition to be known as Rasheed Yekini U-13 football
competition for lads in Ira, Ijagbo and Offa , Oyun Local
Government Areas.

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