Christian Chukwu: footballers, artists should save for their old age
By Ogbuefi Ndigbo
While I sympathize with Christian Chukwu in his current predicament, Footballers and other artists should SAVE & INVEST FOR THEIR OLD AGE.
Traders and other professionals do not run to government for help in their old age!
You can cannot squander your huge earnings in your hey days and then run to me for help in your old age.
Meanwhile we thank the Enugu state government for coming to the aid of Chairman Chukwu of Enugu Rangers.
The Enugu state government says it is providing necessary assistance to ensure that Coach Christian Chukwu, the former Super Eagles’ tactician, gets the best treatment to regain his health.
Ibuchukwu Nwodo, the Special Adviser to Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on Rangers Matters, said this in an interview with newsmen in Enugu on Monday.
According to Nwodo, the state government has done a lot and still doing more.
He said: “Chukwu is our own and deserved whatever the state government has spent to ensure that he gets better. “As am talking to you now, the Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Joseph Udedi, is on his way to see him and have a chat with him.
“Any moment from now, I will be going to see him as well and have some words with him.”
The governor’s aide further said that the state, in conjunction with the Rangers management, was not taking any chances to see that the ailing Chukwu got well soon.
“Chukwu was and is still the face of Rangers,” he said, adding that “the state government has been assisting other people, talk more of someone that is their own.”
“We are not waiting for intervention from anybody or organisation before we take up our responsibility concerning Chukwu.
“In this particular case, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and others are external bodies because Chukwu started with us and he is the face of our darling Rangers FC.
“So, NFF can come in because he served them at a higher capacity as Green Eagle’s captain and Coach and not that we have to wait for them.
“Beside, he is our technical director and I will not like to disclose all that the state government has done in respect of his ill health,” Nwodo said.