I’ve Never Been Shown So Much Love By Any Sports Minister In Nigeria, Oshonaike Thanks Dare For Paying For Her Surgery

After months of going through agonising  pains due to a tooth tumour, Nigerian table tennis Queen, Funke Oshonaike can  smile  again following  the intervention  of  the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare who footed part of the bill for her surgery to remove the tumour.  
Oshonaike had appealed for financial assistance from the Minister to enable her undergo the surgery, saying she had exhausted her purse on previous procedures. 
In a  message sent to the Minister, Oshonaike said, “Thank you very  much my Honourable Minister  of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare for your love and care. I have never been shown so much love and care by any Minister of Sports in Nigeria. I am so overwhelmed with joy. I will never forget your kind gesture sir.  Thanks for  what you have done for me . I almost gave up, I was so scared  because they told me I could lose all my teeth if the surgery was not done on time. I went through alot of pains in the Olympic qualifiers. I was scared I may not even qualify. Thanks be to God Almighty I not only qualified, but the surgery was also successful. May God  meet you at the point of your needs for what you are doing for Nigerian  sports.”
The Minister had  said that the welfare of athletes whether active or retired remains the focal point of the Ministry’s policy.

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