The National Secretariat of Sports Writers’ Association of Nigeria (SWAN); an affiliate of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has received with shock, the news of the sudden death of Mr.Tolulope Abelola, the head of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Information Communication Technology (ICT) unit, who died on Saturday at the age of 48.
In a condolence message jointly signed by the President of the Association, Comrade Ahmed Aigbona, and the Secretary-General, Comrade Mike Oboh, extolled the virtues of the late Abelola, describing him as an upright man with vast experience on ICT.
Aigbona regretted that the young vibrant and energetic Abelola died at a time his experience is mostly needed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
The SWAN President consoled the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, the board members, and the entire staff of the Federation, stating that the deceased left behind legacies of good character.
“We must take solace in the fact that Mr.Tolulope Abelola left behind a lasting legacy through his contributions to the development of the Federation,” Aigbona states.
He extended the condolences of the SWAN members across the country to the football family and states Football Association (FA) across the country over the sad event and prayed that may God Almighty forgive the deceased and give his family the fortitude to bear the great loss.