*Pleads for more support from Nigerians
Chairman Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Technical and Development Committee and Niger State FA boss, Ahmed Yusuf Fresh, has redeemed his pledged to support Photojournalist Bamigbelu Origa’s surgery.
The CAF Technical and Development Committee member and other eight State FA Chairmen promised to support the hardworking journalist who needed Five million Naira for hip replacement and Osteomyelitis surgery at the 2017 Ogunjobi Golden Cup final in Osun State.
“I have received Mr Fresh donation of two hundred thousands Naira. As I speak now we have N3,885,000.00 in the donation account and the money needed is Five million Naira but with Alhaji Fresh’s donation the process will begin.
“I appreciate what Alhaji Ahmed Yusuf Fresh has done for me, particularly in Osun State, he helped me raise funds for the surgery amongst other FA Chairman. He led by example again with the payment into the surgery account. May God bless him and protect his family, he has risen my hope with the donation,” emotional Origa said.
Origa further revealed the plans for the surgery and pleaded for more help from the State FA Chairmen that pledged in Osun State and all stake holders.
“I want to use this opportunity to appreciate Oyo State FA for their support so far, and I will like to say a big thank you to a good Samaritan who paid millions of Naira into the donation account. I have also received huge support from players, club chairmen and several Nigerian who have donated for the surgery, I appreciate everyone. I am pleading for more support, with my medical team we have set plans to begin the surgery process in December,” he said.
Nigerians from all walks of life have been urged to send in their widow’s mite which can help the photo journalist go through the surgery and start a new life. He hopes to return to his feet after the surgery slated for December.