Minister, Gumel mourn Weightlifting Federation boss


first_imgRelatedPosts Minister gives condition for resumption of contact sports Minister pledges support for development of AI, robotics in Nigeria NSF 2020: Sports minister raises fresh hope The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has commiserated with the family of the late President of the Nigeria Weightlifting Federation, Yahaya Muhammed, who passed away on Saturday in Kano. The Minister noted that the sterling leadership provided by Muhammed in his lifetime would be greatly missed by the wrestling federation and the sporting family in Nigeria at large. He prayed God for the repose of the soul of the late Wrestling Federation President and the fortitude for his family to bear the loss. The President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, Engr. Habu Gumel, has also described the demise of Mohammed as a monumental loss. Gumel, in his condolence message, said it was “with great sadness and deep sense of loss that the Nigeria Olympic Committee received the news of the demise of our close associate, colleague and friend, Hon. Yahaya Mohammed (Bigman).” The deceased, according to Gumel, will be remembered for his passion for weightlifting as well as his amiable character that easily endeared him to all and sundry. He added: “Not only that, his outstanding feat and achievements at the 2019 12th African Games in Morroco got him the accolade among his admirers the ‘Golden President.’” On behalf of the Executive Board and members of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, Gumel extended heart-felt condolence to the Nigeria Weightlifting Federation, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, his co-Federation Presidents, the Government and people of Jigawa State and his immediate family on the irreparable loss. Mohammed passed away during a brief illness and has been buried according to Islamic rites. The Nigeria Olympic Committee also commiserated with Samuel Ocheho, President of the Handball Federation of Nigeria and members over the death of Alhaji Abubakar Ahmed Mohammed, a vibrant board member. Mohammed, who was the chairman of the Kaduna State Handball Association, died on Friday at 44 Military Hospital in Kaduna.Tags: deathMourningSunday DareWeightlifting FederationYahaya Muhammedlast_img

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