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SWAN mourns former kano chairman, Mike Oboh

Late Mike Unukere Oboh

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) is still in deep shock over the death of the former Chairman of the Kano State Chapter of the Association, Mike Unukere Oboh who passed on last week after a protracted illness.

SWAN President,  Honour Sirawoo who received the sad news with deep regrets, described Oboh as a very jovial personality who easily drew people close to him with his huge sense of humour.

He described the late Oboh as a consummate journalist who left his footprints on the annals of sports journalism in the country.

Sirawoo also noted that as Kano SWAN Chairman, Oboh contributed immensely to the development of sports just as he also did when he moved over to Abuja and became a member of the FCT chapter of the Association.

“It is always very painful when we lose very close friends and associates. Honestly the passing of Mike is very unfortunate given that this is a young and promising professional who gave his all to the development of sports in the country. We sincerely commiserate with his family at this trying time.”

The president also urged members of the Association especially those in Abuja and Edo state to key into the burial programme as already released by the family to pay their last respect to the fallen colleague.

According to the burial arrangements, on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, there will be a Wake-keep at his residence, Twins House, beside Deeper Life Bible Church, Jikwoyi Phase 4, Abuja. Time is 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

On Thursday (Morning), August 18, 2022, body leaves Karu General Hospital Mortuary, Abuja. Interment takes place at Dr. Oboh Edebor Compound, No. 3, Okonigbon Quarters, Ukpoke Uheile, Ekpoma, Edo State.

The National Secretariat wishes that his immediate family will find the fortitude to bear this loss.

Reporting by  Ndubueze Chidoka, editing by Daniel Adejo