Taiwo Awoniyi, a Super Eagles and Nottingham Forest forward, blessed the needy in his home state government hospital with cash donations on Thursday.
WITHIN NIGERIA reports that the professional football star made a brief stop at the Ilorin General Hospital where he was received by the hospital’s chief medical director (CMD) Dr Bola Abdulkadir.
Awoniyi, who was taken around the hospital, was moved with compassion on a female cancer patient, paying her remaining four injection doses, each of which reportedly cost N107,000.
The former Liverpool player also gave cash envelopes to several patients receiving treatment at the hospital.
Dr. Abdulkadir expressed gratitude to the Super Eagles striker for his humanitarian gesture.
The CMD said the government alone cannot shoulder these responsibilities, hence the need for well-to-do individuals to be of help.
Earlier, the former Union Berlin star visited the Emir of Ilorin, Ibrahim Zulu-Gambari, where the chairman of Kwara Traditional Council, prayed for his success in the upcoming football season and beyond.