Basketball: Oyedeji, Kolawole others mourn Late Ajanah

Basketball: Oyedeji, Kolawole others mourn Late Ajanah

The President of Nigeria Olympics Committee Athletes Commission, Olumide Oyedeji (OLY) has received with shock and sadness the news of the passing on of the Chief Judge of Kogi state, Hon Justice Nasiru Ajanah.

Oyedeji expressed his heartfelt condolences to Hon Justice Nasiru Ajanah’s family and the basketball family over the great loss.

The former National senior men’s basketball player also condoled with the people of Kogi state over the loss of Ajanah describing him as a very competent sports administrator.

Oyedeji extended his heartfelt sympathy to Kogi state government over the passage of a great son.

He said, “Nigeria has lost a warrior and a lover of basketball. The late Chief Judge Singlehandedly 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”, Oyedeji told

The Speaker of Kogi state House of Assembly, Matthew Kolawole hailed the late sports administrator for his selfless contributions to sports in the state.

Kolawole who is the Chairman of Kogi State Boxing Association prayed that death will not hit sports badly in the state.

He said, “Late Justice Nasiru Ajanah was a sports philanthropist during his days. He was instrumental to the success story of basketball in Kogi state”.

Kogi state commissioner for sports, Idris Musa described the death of Ajanah as a great loss to the people of the state.

Musa said, “Justice Ajanah will be remembered for his academic brilliance in the judicial system of the country and his love for the game of basketball.

“Ajanah died at a time when his knowledge and wealth of experience in the development of basketball in the state is most needed”.

Late Justice Nasiru Ajanah aged 64, died early hours of Sunday in Abuja Hospital after a protracted illness.

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