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Kwara Assembly wants late Rashidi Yekini immortalised

The Kwara State House of Assembly on Tuesday urged the state government to immortalise Rasheed Yekini, the late Soccer giant in view of his contributions to sport development in the country.

The House made the call in its resolution after adopting a call to that effect by the House Leader, Hassan Oyeleke.

The House Leader, who spoke under matters of urgent public importance, said the invaluable contributions of late Rashidi Yekini deserved recognition and compensation.

He said the late soccer ambassador scored 37 goals for Nigeria in 58 appearances with active participation in many national and international soccer tournaments.

All the members of the House unanimously in their contributions said the late soccer legend deserved to be immortalised.

They said the deceased had placed Kwara on the global map with his brilliant performances in his soccer profession.

Yekini, a native of lra in Oyun Local Government area of Kwara, died in May 2012 at the age of 48.

Meanwhile, the House had called on the state government to increase monthly subvention to all state government hospitals to allow them to perform optimally.

The House made the call in its resolution after adopting a motion on improving healthcare delivery services in Kwara.

The motion, which enjoyed the support of other members, was moved by Ahmed lbn-Mohammed representing Kaima-Wajibe consituency.

The Deputy Speaker, Mathew Okedare, who presided over the plenary while reading the resolutions, urged the state government to buy more operational vehicles to hospitals. (NAN)

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