Nigerian international, and Anderlecht of Belgium midfielder, Abdulrazaq Ishaq, has given back to Hayin Banki, the community where he was raised in Kaduna State.
The player, who started his career from the streets of Hayin Banki donated the boreholes to the community to ease their accessibility to potable water.
“I always want to help my community. Where ever I go, and what ever I achieved, I’ll never forget my roots. Knowing my root has shaped my thinking positively. This is the reason why I’m always thinking on what to do to give back. I enjoy a large fan base. They love me so much and I can’t thank them enough.”
“This is just the beginning. I’ll always do anything possible to help my community and her people. And by God’s grace I’ll expand it to other neighbouring communities in the future because they’re all my people and fans. I’ve always consider it a priority to give back to my community and I’ll put them first.”
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Speaking at the official launching of the boreholes, the Sarkin Hayin Banki, Malam Mahmud Shehu Galadima praised the player and thanked him for the kind gesture.
He said, “I know his late dad very well. His dad was a gentle man until his death. May he continue to rest in peace. This is a good example for our youths. What ever feat you achieved, don’t forget to give back. Abdulrazaq has set a very good example. He donated these boreholes to us without us begging him. We will keep on praying for him to get a better and big contract so that he’ll keep helping our people.”
Also speaking, a beneficiary of one of the borehole, said it came at the right time because they’ve been suffering about lack of portable water for long.
“By God grace he will play for Real Madrid and win the Balloon d’Or one day. He has done for use something our politicians have failed to do for us.”
The player, dubbed golden boy had earlier donated balls an boots to young players in Kaduna North local government.