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ABS Ilorin FC pays condolence visit to Saraki family over mother’s demise


The management team of ABS Ilorin FC, led by the Director of Football, Chief Alloy Chukwuemeka, today, June 29th, 2024, paid a condolence visit to the Proprietor and Founder of the club, Senator (Dr.) Bukola Saraki at his Lagos residence.

The team was also in Lagos to offer last respect and condolences to the family on the death of their mother, Mrs. Florence Saraki.

The ABS Ilorin FC Team was received by Dr. Bukola Saraki, his sister, Mrs. Rukayat Gbemisola Saraki and the Chairman of ABS Ilorin FC, Senior Saraki.

Recall that Mrs. Florence Saraki passed away on June 19th, 2024, at her home in Lagos State, Nigeria.

The visit was a show of solidarity and support to the Saraki family, who have been an integral part of our history and development. The team management and players consoled with the family, offering words of comfort and encouragement during this difficult time.

Dr. Bukola Saraki, the former Senate President of Nigeria, founded ABS Ilorin FC with a vision to promote youth development and football talent in the country.

The club has since become a symbol of his commitment to the community and his passion for the beautiful game.

The condolence visit was a testament to the close relationship between the club and the Saraki family, who have been long-time supporters and benefactors of ABS Ilorin FC. Chief Chukwuemeka expressed gratitude for the family’s unwavering support and guidance over the years, on behalf of the club.

According to Chief Chukwuemeka, “Mrs. Florence Saraki was a respected figure in the community, known for her kindness, wisdom, and generosity. Her passing has left a void in the lives of many, and our visit was a gesture of appreciation for her impact on the lives of those around her”.

“Our management and players offered our heartfelt condolences to the family, praying for strength and comfort during this difficult time”, he added.

Among the ABS Ilorin FC entourage are Jimoh Bashir (Coordinator), Funmilayo Cecilia Owolabi (Secretary), Wahab Ayinde (Welfare Officer), Aliu Ferinyaro ( Captain) Abdulhmeed Babaoyo,(Chairman Supporter Club) and Tosh Michaels ( Head of media).

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