NNPC Ltd. Condoles with Tijjani Babangida over Loss of Brother, SonYesterday, the NNPC Ltd. paid a condolence visit to Nigeria’s ex-international, Tijjani Babangida, over the tragic loss of his son and brother
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NNPC Ltd. condoles with Tijjani Babangida over loss of brother, son

The unfortunate accident happened along the Zaria-Kaduna Road, leaving Babangida and his wife severely injured and currently receiving medical attention.

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd) has paid a condolence visit to Nigeria’s ex-international, Tijjani Babangida, over the tragic loss of his son, Fadil, and brother, Ibrahim Babangida, as a result of the ghastly road accident that occurred on Saturday, May 11.

The unfortunate accident happened along the Zaria-Kaduna Road, leaving Babangida and his wife severely injured and currently receiving medical attention.

During the visit on Thursday, the Group Chief Executive Officer of NNPC Ltd., Mr. Mele Kyari, represented by the company’s Chief Corporate Communications Officer, Mr. Olufemi Soneye, expressed the company’s heartfelt commiserations to the Babangida family, praying for God’s mercy upon the souls of the departed and for a speedy recovery of the ex-footballer and his wife.

Persecondnews recalls that in February 2024, Tijjani Babangida was among a selected team of Nigeria’s ex-internationals, led by the legendary Austin Jay Jay Okocha, who participated in a novelty football match during the grand finale of the 13th NNPC Sports Fiesta held at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

In his response, an elated Babangida expressed his delight to the NNPC Ltd. for empathizing with him during his difficult time, emphasizing that while lost lives are irretrievable, the company’s kind gesture will further strengthen his resolve to overcome the situation.

Babangida, the president of PFAN, was a member of the Nigeria U-23 team that won the gold medal in football at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

He had a decade with the Super Eagles, where he became famous for his speed down the wings.

Babangida was also a member of the Eagles squad at the 1998 World Cup and the 2000 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

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