The sports family has lost a rare gem in the late Prince Ademola Adeniji-Adele, President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN Chief Solomon Ogba has submitted.
The remains of the late Adeniji-Adele is expected in the country today (Tuesday) from India where he passed on last Thursday May 5 after a brief illness and Ogba who is still in shock over the death of the former Lagos State Sports Commissioner said the exit of the 60-year old is indeed a big loss to the sports family.
For Ogba, Adeniji-Adele’s remarkable life as a sports enthusiast and successful administrator attest to his doggedness and commitment to endeavours that he was involved in.
“The death came as a big shock to the sports family; especially we at the AFN,” Ogba stated.
He continued: “Prince Adeniji-Adele was really a nice man, a workaholic who did a lot to improve sports in Lagos and even Nigeria; he will deeply be missed by the sports family. We pray God to grant him eternal rest and also grant his family the strength to bear this great loss.
As stated by the family, once the remains of late Prince Adeniji-Adele arrive from India on Tuesday, there will be lying-in-state overnight at the deceased residence at No 712 Road, A Close, House 29, Festac Town.
There will be similar lying-in-state at the family house, 9 Idiomo Street, Isale Eko, the following day, Wednesday, between 9am -11am.
Subsequently, the lying-in-state will continue at the City Hall, Lagos between 12 noon to 2.pm before a prayer session at Lagos Central Mosque at about 2.30pm, while interment follows by 4pm at Abari Cemetery, Lagos Island.