Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare has condoled with the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Abuja Chapter and the family of Segun Ogunjimi over his death.
The Nigerian Football family has once more been thrown into deep mourning following the demise on Wednesday of ace sports journalist Olusegun Ogunjimi of The Nation newspapers stable.
Highly professional, resourceful, humble and diligent, Ogunjimi was widely respected by colleagues, administrators and other stakeholders in the sector, and was a credible role model for aspiring newshounds.
The minister said: “I received the news of Segun Ogunjimi’s death with utmost shock and sadness in my heart. He was not just a dedicated journalist, but someone I knew personally because of his zeal and commitment to the activities of the Ministry.
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“ He was so passionate about his job, full of life and vigour. He was one of the few journalists I took personal note of on assuming office due to his unrivalled professionalism and dedication to duty.
“ I commiserate with his wife, son, extended family and the entire SWAN members on this sad incident. My prayer is that God grants the family and the sports community the fortitude to bear this huge loss. May his soul rest in peace.”
Remarked NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi: “We lost a very good friend. He was objective and unbiased in his journalism. He cross-checked and balanced his stories before reporting. May God be the guide to those he left behind,”