Nantes and Nigerian international player Moses Simon have come to the aid of his neighborhood in Obagaji, Agatu, Benue State, Nigeria.
Moses Simon was moved to finance the construction of a major road and installation of the drainage device to help his community tackle flooding during the wet season.
The lack of access to some of the most basic amenities is what his hometown and numerous communities face in the nation.
In September last year, he funded the construction of boreholes in Obagaji Agatu, in a bid to stop the community reliance on the local stream for potable drinking water.
Simon, who now has a street named after him, informed BBC Sport Africa that “It’s essential to step in where the politicians have decided not to help,”
“As sports athletes, we can all do more to make our people happy, some are already doing and very supportive of their neighborhood however we cannot stop.”
Moses Simon also assisted in easing the impact of the coronavirus in his neighborhood by making a donation to some families living in financial difficulty all through the lockdown.
He is following the likes of Odion Ighalo, Ahmed Musa, Ndidi, William Troost-Ekong, and Oghenekaro Etebo, who are giving back to their communities.