Ahmed Musa gifts ₦500,000 to the former Nigerian Olympic Star Bassey Etim who is always filling potholes at Addo Road.
The Addo road famous Bassey Etim who is know not only for his Olympics role, but more for his service to the road users of the settlement. Though tagged ‘forgotten’, after all the representation he did for Nigeria, he now gets his humanitarian satisfaction by filling pot holes with gravel and other materials to make it roads motorable for road users of the Addo road.
But luck seems to have remembered his name after he was remembered by the Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa, who gifted him ₦500,000 following his current situation.
Though still buffed and clearly not joking with his work out despite it all, the 56-years-old was discovered by a musician named OC cares, rendering his usual duty at his usual ekins junction of the marshy hills estate, every day.
Bassey Etim, who won a gold medal at the 1983 Commonwealth Games in Malta, stated that he suffered an injury while representing Nigeria at the 1984 Olympic Games.
Musician, Oc Cares disclosed how he observed Etim nicknamed ‘Iron bar’, at a failed section of the road along the Ado/Badore road in Lagos, prompting him to reach out. Etim, 56, revealed that he had to spend his life savings for his treatment, claiming he was abandoned by Nigeria.
The Cross River state born athlete said: “I sustained an injury, and when I came back, Nigeria refused to take care of my injury, so I had to use my life savings to go back to America in September 1985 to take care of the injury. “But I still come out to volunteer myself to give back to my country. “People are saying, ‘why should you do that? They didn’t take care of you’. The post which has since gone viral, attracted Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa, who requested his contact. The striker wrote on Instagram: “How can I get to him pls.” In an update on Thursday August 4, sports journalist, Babajide Orevba revealed Musa had sent the former athlete N500,000.”I just finished speaking with him now. I sent him N500,000.” Musa was quoted saying.
He is at the very same point of the road eiyjeeñ