FG Has Big Plans for Stephen Keshi’s Family – Sports Minister
The Federal Government on Thursday said it had not forgotten the children of football legend Stephen Keshi.
Former Eagles coach and captain Keshi passed away in June after a brief illness and despite not partaking in his burial, government has promised to invest in his family as soon as President Muhammadu Buhari approved the fund.
Speaking in Delta State at a meeting with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to solicit the state’s support for the National Youth Games, Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung said government was constrained by paucity of funds during the burial ceremony, Punch reports.
He added that the FG would elaborately do the investment once funds were available to cover up for the lapses recorded during the burial ceremony held in the state.
“Of course, we had the challenge of the paucity of funds which even characterised our preparation for the Olympics. When we are able to get funds approved for us we could be investing in the children and the family because the man has gone but left a very great family,” Dalung stated.
“Whatever the Federal Government approves would be invested so that it can sustain them instead of going to organise a burial for people to come eat and drink. That was the wisdom.”
The minister commended the state government for its role in ensuring the Big Boss was given a befitting burial.
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