The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has expressed deep shock over the sudden death of the former Chairman of Edo State Chapter of the Association, Ahmed Aigbona, who passed on Sunday after a brief illness.
In the release made available by the association’s Secretary General, Jude Opara, on Monday, SWAN President, Sir Honour Sirawoo, who received the sad news with regrets, described Aigbona as a very jovial personality who easily drew people close to him with his huge sense of humour.
Sirawoo also noted that as Edo SWAN Chairman, Aigbona contributed immensely to the development of sports just as he also did when he became a member of the Edo State Football Association, a position he held until his passing.
He also decried the state of Nigerian hospitals even as he charged governments both at the federal and state levels to pay more attention to the health of Nigerians.
“Governments at both the federal and state levels should pay more attention to the health care delivery system in Nigeria. If the hospitals were adequately equipped, may be the story of Ahmed would have been different because we heard that the first hospital where he was taken to did not have oxygen to assist him”.
The National Secretariat while wishing that his immediate family will find the fortitude to bear this loss, also prays that such death should not occur again in the Nigerian sports family.