Nigerian basketball national team D’Tigers’ former captain, Olumide Oyedeji is leading several stakeholders in the game of giants in mourning the death of a notable sponsor of the sport and chief judge of Kogi State, Justice Nasiru Ajanah, who died aged 64 in the early hours of Sunday, megasportsarena.com reports.
The ex-international, who is now president of Nigeria Olympics Committee Athletes Commission (NOCAC) and players’ representative in Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBFF), said he received with shock and sadness news of Ajanah’s passing in Abuja Hospital after a protracted illness.
He expressed his heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Honorable Ajanah’s family as well as the entire Nigerian basketball family over what he described as a great loss for the sport in the country and beyond.
While also condoling with the people of Kogi State over the loss of Ajanah, who he described as a very dedicated man of the law, competent administrator and sports lover, Oyedeji recounted the icon’s great deeds and extended his heartfelt sympathy to the government over the passage of the legal luminary he acclaimed as a great son of The Confluence State.
Oyedeji told aclsports.com: “Nigeria has lost a warrior and a lover of basketball. The late Chief Judge single handedly sponsored the Ajanah Annual Basketball Championship for the past 11 years and he is the life patron of Kogi State Basketball Association.
“Hon Justice Nasiru Ajanah played his role in the development of sports in Kogi state and Nigeria well and will always be appreciated, more so now that the Almighty God has called time on his earthly sojourn.”