Akinloye Oyebanji: Gov. Makinde Commiserates with Family, NTA
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has described the death of the veteran sports Journalist, Akinloye Oyebanji as sad for sports journalism in Nigeria.
Governor Makinde, in a condolence message to the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), where the deceased served, the Oyebanji family and Nigerian Journalists in general, said the news of his demise was shocking.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicates that the Governor was saddened by the loss of the veteran sports journalist, whom he said exhibited excellence in sports reporting.
Governor Makinde said his death was not only a loss to the country but Journalism, the NTA Family and all lovers of sports.
He said: “I commiserate with the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Nigerian Guild of Editors and sports journalists around the globe for the loss of one of their own.
“Those of us who followed his Career progression will not forget in a hurry how he used his expertise to shape sports journalism at the NTA, Ibadan, the First Television Station in Africa and at the network stations of the NTA. To say the least, Sports Journalism has lost a gem”he added.
Governor Makinde therefore pray to God to give the family the fortitude to bear the great loss.