Minister of Sports and Chairman of the National Sports Commission, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi has commiserated with the Omagbemis over the death of the patriarch of the family, Jimmy Omagbemi who passed on recently.
The Minister recalled that the late Omagbemi was a deputy director of sports at the National Sports Commission, who contributed greatly to the development of sports in Nigeria, especially the discovery and development of talents.
He described the deceased as “a dedicated and thoroughbred sports professional whose passion was the development of Nigerian sports. It is no surprise that he left enduring legacies and his children are into sports.
“He would be deeply be missed by the sporting community in Nigeria and the world at large. I pray that his soul rests in peace.”
In a similar vein, the Minister has also commiserated with the Commissioner for Youth and Sports in Oyo State, Hon. Dapo Lam Adesina whose father and former Governor of Oyo State, Lam Adesina just passed on.
He noted that the late Adesina was a patriot whose contributions as a governor and democracy activist are greatly appreciated by the people of Oyo State and the nation.