By Wale Joseph, Lagos
The ancenstral home of late Nigerian quarter miler, Sunday Bada in Odomogun Quarters, Ilaere Ogidi in Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State came alive on Sunday, 10 May, 2020 as his mother Mrs Funmilayo Bada got a soul lifting cash gift and foodstuff from the Youth and Sports Development Minister, Mr Sunday Dare, The Gazelle News.com reports.
The food items include rice, semovita and beverages among others.
The gesture is part of Dare’s committment to assiting mothers of fallen stars that had contributed to the development of Nigerian sports.
Mrs Bada expressed gratitude to the Minister for lending support to her, especially on a day designated to celebrate mothers by the United Nations tagged the Mother’s Day.
She said she feels delighted that the Minister deemed it fit to assist her years after the passage of her son.
Bada died on December 12th 2011.
He was a member of the 4×400 relay team that won Gold for Nigeria at the 2000 Sydney Olympics Games.
Until his death, he was the Technical Director of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria.
Dare had earlier extended the same geture to the mothers of late Rashidi Yekini and late Samuel Okwaraji.