Players and officials of the Globacom Nigeria Professional Football League side Kano Pillars have hailed Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso after they were rewarded with cash and cars for winning the Nigeria league last season.
Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso doled out cash reward of 500,000 Naira to each player, while each official got 750,000 Naira.
In addition to the cash, the champions also got a Kia Picanto car each as a fulfillment of the Governor’s promise after the team won their second league championship.
Eagles midfielder Rabiu Ali told MTNFootball.com the entire team are grateful to the Governor.
“I feel so happy to be part of this, it was a great moment for me. I thank the Governor for rewarding us. This will go a long way to motivate us to do more as we fight to retain our title,” Ali told MTNFootball.com
Former players of the team who contributed to this success last season also praised Governor Kwakwanso.
They argued he could as well have been excluded rom the largesse if he wanted.
Plateau United left back John Boyi Yampee told MTNFootball.com he was happy with the reward.
“I am happy to be counted among those who were rewarded by Governor Kwakwanso. He did well to have put us in this, he could have said we won’t be given since we are no more with the team but he didn’t. We appreciate this,” Boyi told MTNFootball.com
Ex-Pillars players who were part of this largesse were: John Boyi(Plateau United), Abubakar Baleri(Wikki), Siman Yusuf(Kaduna Utd), Victor Namo(Nasarawa Utd), Musa Musa(Wikki), Papa Idris and Reuben Gabriel(Kilmarnock, Scotland).