Niger Tornadoes have promised to pay the salary of their late defender, Hussaini Isah, until the end of the Premier League season.
Isah died after he was hit by a motorcycle in Minna on May 14 after helping his team’s to a 1-1 draw against Kwara United in their league match at at the Bako Kontagora Stadium, Minna.
Chairman of the club, Mustapha Gawu, told reporters in Minna on Wednesday they had settled the outstanding entitlements of the late left-back.
“It will also interest you to know that out of the magnanimity of the management committee, we have approved that his salary of N200,000 monthly should continue to be paid to the family until the end of the season, thereafter we will sit and decide the next step on the matter,” he said.
He said the deceased had an outstanding seven-match bonus amounting to N160,000, which the club had given to his family.
According to Gawu, the family will need support, therefore, the club also gave them N300,000 as well as pay his May salary even before salary due date.
He said, “We knew Hussaini to be the breadwinner of his family and we knew that the family would need support from his friends and well-wishers at this period. We felt it would be nice if we accorded them our own support.
“We paid his outstanding match bonus for seven matches. You know he got married recently, therefore the family needs support at this time of grief.”
The club chief described the deceased as a disciplined, humble and enterprising young man who will be missed greatly as a person and also his services to the club.
Meanwhile, Niger State Commissioner for Sports Development, Emmanuel Babur, has disclosed that the state government was planning to donate its own goodwill to the family of late Isah.