Alhaja Sikirat Yekini, the aged mother of late Nigerian footballer, Rashidi Yekini, who died in May 2012, has explained how judiciously she is going to spend the two million naira she won on a television game show recently.
The late footballer’s mother, who complained of hard times since her son’s demise, was helped out financially by some Nigerians on the popular ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ (WWTBAM) game show.
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.”