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Sports News of Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Source: Daily Trust

Buhari mourns volleyball federation ex-chair, Aderinokun

President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the death of popular journalists, poet, and sports administrator, Otunba Eddie Aderinokun who died January 3, 2021, at 80.

In a statement issued by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, the president consoled with his family, friends, the media, and the sporting fraternity.

The President urged them to strive to keep Otunba Aderinokun’s memory alive, Daily Trust reports.

Buhari saluted the more than 60 years of vibrant journalism practice by Aderinokun, which saw him rise to the editorship of the then reputable Daily Express Newspaper, and his contribution to literature through many books, particularly on poetry.

“Also unforgettable are his footprints in sports development, particularly volleyball, where he made his mark as a very successful Chairman of the Nigerian Volleyball Federation,” President Buhari said.

The President also hailed the fact that Aderinokun, as President of Nigeria League of Veteran Journalists, shared his wealth of experience, and guided younger professionals on the path of ethics and good conduct, adding that all these would be recorded in his favour by posterity.

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