The Sport Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Ogun State Chapter, griefs, as the death of the General Manager of the Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation (OGBC), Mr Diji Akinhanmi, came to us as a rude shock.
Late Akinhanmi, who was one time the Head of Sport desk of the Ogun State Television (OGTV) and presenter of the station’s popular Sport programme Sportsreel, died in the early hours of Thursday in Abeokuta.
The deceased, a seasoned Journalist and Broadcaster of repute was also an ardent and unrepentant fan of Shooting Stars Football Club of Ibadan, as someone who grew up in Ibadan.
The late GM was a professional to the core and a stickler for excellence.
Late Akinhanmi was a passionate leader at OGBC and by extension the media profession, whose zeal, vision, diligence, sense of duty and commitment to reposition the OGBC cannot be faulted.
He will be greatly missed by Sport writers in particular and the media community in general for his bank of knowledge and wealth of experience, as well as his selfless service to humanity.
As we mourn and grief, we pray to God to give the family he left behind, the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.