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Lady Janet: When help comes too little, too late for Star Okwaraji’s mother

Lady Janet: When help comes too little, too late for Star Okwaraji's mother
Written by Maritime First

…Dies at 83 while on $2 per day!***

For Lady Janet Okwaraji, octogenarian mother of late Green Eagles Superstar, Samuel Okwaraji, it may be a case of help, coming too little, too late as dies at 83.

It would be recalled that Sunday Dare, recently visited the Okwaraji matriarch during which he gave her gifts and placed her on a monthly allowance of about N30,000 ($60 a month or $2 per day) as part of Federal Government’s efforts at cushioning her pains.

The death of the matriarch of Okwaraji family was confirmed to newsmen by his eldest son, Patrick Okwaraji on Monday.

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Late Samuel Okwaraji


Lady Okwaraji is the mother of late Sam Okwaraji, an ace footballer and a patriotic Nigerian who died while playing for the Green Eagles in a World Cup qualifier against Angola at the National Stadium, Lagos on August 12, 1989.

The eldest son, however, said that no date had been scheduled for the burial.

He said he would meet with members of his family in Umudioka, Orlu council area of Imo  for further arrangements.

He said a letter had been sent to the Minister of Youths and Sports and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to inform them of the development.

She was a retired seasoned teacher, a school proprietress and a devout Christian.


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