Kanu said it was a shame that the former Super Eagles attacker was not attended to by the authorities even when they knew that he was not in a good state of mind.
“It is a shame that they allowed the man to rust away like that when they know about his predicament. Yekini has done so much for the country and deserved to be taken care of, but unfortunately all of them turned deaf ears only to apply medicine after death,” he said.
Kanu pointed out that people who contributed to the development of the country at all levels should be remembered during their life time and not after their death.
“I am not only referring to footballers alone but to other individuals. We (the players) will on our part come together and think of what to do for his children,” he added.
He prayed for the repose of his soul just as he prayed to the Almighty God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.