The Nigeria Pillar of Sports, Chief Donatus Agu Ejidike, J.P has joined other sporting fraternity to condole with the family of late Mrs Janet Okwaraji the mother of Nigerian sensational, late Samuel Okwaraji who passed on to the world beyond.
In a condolence message signed by Chief Donatus Agu Ejidike, the mother of Sam Okwaraji was a woman of peace who took solace in almighty God when his son passed on to the glory at a prime age.
Ejidike who commended the current Minister of Sports, Hon. Sunday Dare for setting a veritable agenda for families of great sports men and women in Nigeria including the mother of late Sam Okwaraji urged the federal government to come up with a policy that will complement the initiative.
“It is painful to watch parents of great Nigerian sportsmen and women dying in penury even their wards diligently served the nation and laid down their lives for their father land. The case of Mrs Janet Okwaraji is sympathetic even though individually we have supported the family. However, if there had been a legalized policy as to regular stipends, it would have ameliorated their situations”, Ejidike remarked.
According to the sports philanthropist, Mrs Janet Okwaraji was a devout Christian whose humility and dedication is been attested to by those close to her.
He prayed that the family will experience the blessings of God as he appealed for support for the rest of the family.
Ejidike who is also a board member of Karate Federation of Nigeria called for prayers for sports administrators, sportsmen and women in Nigeria for sound health as the mother of Sam Okwaraji is laid to rest to the glory of almighty God the Father.