The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Deaconess Grace Isu-Gepke, has condoled with the management of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), and the family of Mr. Akinloye Oyebanji over the death of the veteran Sports Journalist.
In a Letter of Condolence addressed to the Director General of the NTA, Mallam Yakubu Ibn Mohammed, the Permanent Secretary said the Late Oyebanji distinguished himself as a sports journalist, who displayed uncommon enthusiasm and passion during his meritorious service to the station, which spanned over three decades.
“I received the news of his death with shock and profound sadness. His death has definitely robbed Nigeria of one of its finest Sports Journalists, who would be remembered for the enthusiasm and passion he exuded while discharging his duties.
“Mr. Oyebanji was a role model and a quintessential reporter, who acquainted himself creditably as a Sports Journalist and Commentator. His sudden death is a monumental loss not only to his family and the sports industry but to Kwara State and the nation in general,” she said.
Deaconess Gekpe urged his family to take solace in the fact that the deceased lived an exemplary life of service to the nation, which is worthy of emulation.
She prayed God to repose the soul of the deceased and grant his family, friends and colleagues the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.