Peter Obi visits Tijani Babangida….says, ‘he deserves our attention and sympathy’ 

Peter Obi visits Tijani Babangida….says, ‘he deserves our attention and sympathy’ 
June 07 11:16 2024 Print This Article

The 2023 Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has join the long list of dignitaries that have been visiting former Super Eagles player, Tijani Babangida who alongside his family members were involved in a ghastly car accident few weeks ago.

Obi who spoke shortly after visiting the injured Babangida, in Abuja, Thursday said, both Tijani and his late brother Ibrahim, made the nation proud with their service.

He said, “They made us happy with their talents, and in times like this, they deserve our sympathy and attention.

“I came to commensurate with him for the wound, for the lost ones, for the trauma and to show him that he is not forgotten.”

He promises to offer any form of assistance that would be required of him to further assist in the treatment of his wife who is more in a critical condition. Following the condition of the wife there is plan to fly her abroad for better treatment.

An obviously elated Tijani Babangida expressed happiness with the visit of Peter Obi, informing him that he has been getting stronger because of the love Nigerians have shown to him.

Tijiani who is the President of the Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria also informed Obi how help has been coming to him through his former colleagues and club in Holland the Ajax football club.

While narrating the incident to the former Labour party presidential candidate he lamented how he lost he lost his brother, and his son and his wife is still seriously in pain from the ugly accident.

TJ as he is fondly called by his admirers stressed that though it is not an easy experience he will forever be grateful to Nigerians, his former football colleagues and particularly the Kaduna state government who have stood behind him since the unfortunate incident.

Meanwhile, the Atlanta 1996 Olympic gold medalist and the General Secretary of the Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria, Emmanuel Babayero who was with Tijani when Obi visited, thanked him for the pleasant visit and said such a gesture is necessary to encourage the ex-player.

“He thanked Obi for who he is and what he has achieved in trying to make society better.”

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