Rangers to pay N15m compensation to Ifeanyi George’s family

Why we are yet to pay Ifeanyi George’s N15m insurance package – Owumi

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Former Nigeria league champions, Rangers International have revealed the payment of insurance package due to late striker, Ifeanyi George was delayed due to the lock-down necessitated by COVID-19 pandemic, the SportsBay.com reports.

According to the General Manager, Davidson Owumi, the insurance company, Premier Brokers Limited, has paid the insurance premium claims which will be given to his family members.

It will be noted that Owumi had said George would be paid N15m as his insurance package.

It will be recalled that Ifeanyi George died in a ghastly auto-crash along Asaba-Benin express road on his way to Lagos to be with his family members after the club announced a break after Nigeria Football Federation suspended all football activities in March, 2020.

“Despite the fact that we still mourn the sudden death of Ifeanyi George, our former attacker, we are glad to announce that the club is in possession of the Insurance premium due for the immediate family of the late footballer which will be presented as soon as the lock-down in almost all the states of the federation is relaxed,” stated the former NPL boss.

The astute football administrator further said, “We are hoping that the man who made this possible, H.E, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the executive governor of Enugu state will be available to make the presentation on the chosen date as a show of respect for another first from him. Remember he also approved and commissioned the first club owned gymnasium in the country.”

Recall that Enugu state government under the administration of H.E, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, wasted no time in approving the group personal accident insurance policy for players and officials of the club for in and out of field play accidents as soon as the current management made the proposal available to his desk.

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