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NNPC Condoles with Tijjani Babangida Over Loss Of Brother, Son

L-R: NNPC Ltd’s Chief Corporate Communication’s Officer, Mr. Olufemi Soneye; Nigeria’s Ex-International, Tijjani Babangida; when Mr. Soneye led an NNPC delegation on a condolence visit to the former footballer who lost his brother and son in a ghastly road accident along the Zaria-Kaduna Road, recently.

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) has paid a condolence visit to Nigeria’s ex-international, Tijjani Babangida, who lost his son, Fadil, and his brother, Ibrahim Babaginda, in a ghastly road accident on Saturday, May 11th, 2024, along the Zaria-Kaduna Road.

Tijani Babaginda and his wife sustained serious injuries in the cras. They are currently receiving medical attention.

NNPC’s Chief Corporate Communications Officer, Mr. Olufemi Soneye, who represented the company’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mele Kyari, expressed the Company’s heartfelt commiserations to the Babangida family, praying for God’s mercy upon the souls of the departed and for a speedy recovery of the ex-footballer and his wife.

It would be recalled that in February 2024, Tijjani Babangida was among a selected team of Nigeria’s Ex-Internationals, led by the legendary Austin Jay Jay Okocha, who participated in a novelty football match during the grand finale of the 13th NNPC Sports Fiesta held at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

In his response, an elated Babangida expressed his delight to the NNPC for identifying with him in his trying period, stressing that although lives once lost can never be brought back.

He said the Company’s kind gesture will further strengthen his resolve to overcome the predicament.

Tijani Babangida is currently the President of the Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria.

He was a key member of the 1996 Olympic Gold-winning team.

SOURCE: TheWhistler