By Jennifer Ugwueke
25-year-old Nantes of France and Super Eagles of Nigeria winger, Moses Simon has come to the rescue of his hometown community funding the construction of a drainage system and a main road in Obagaji Agatu community in Benue State.
This is the second development Moses has carried out in Benue after he drilled boreholes to provide portable water last September which made the community leaders name a street after him in Obagaji Agatu.
Moses Simon has also embarked on some projects in Southern Kaduna, where he grew up.
Moses who has contributed five goals and an assist in 27 Ligue 1 matches this season, complained about the government’s negligence for not providing basic amenities to the people.
“It’s important to step in where the politicians have decided not to help,” Simon told BBC Sport Africa.
“Imagine in 2021 we are talking of people without potable water and desperately praying for protection ahead of the rains and floods.
“These people deserve more from the Government because they put all their trust in them only to be disappointed.
“As sports people we can all do more to make our people happy, some are already doing and very supportive of their community but we can’t stop.”