President of Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC, Engineer Sani M. Ndanusa has joined the long list of eminent figures mourning the death of Dr Abdullateef Oladimeji Adegbite.
Dr Adegbite died in his house in Lagos at the age of 79, last week.
As Nigerians mourn a man of many parts, Ndanusa recalled his selfless and exemplary leadership in office as the President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee from 1978 to 1985. “Despite leaving office, he continued to show interest in sports. He was physically present in Abuja at the investiture of President Goodluck Jonathan as the Grand Patron of the Nigeria Olympic Committee. His loss is a big blow not only to the Muslim community, but to Nigerians as a whole, especially in sports”, Ndanusa said.
Dr Adegbite was a Jack of all trade and master of all. He was an erudite scholar, Lawyer, former Attorney General for Western Nigeria, Secretary General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, a member of Nigeria Inter-religious Council and former President of Nigeria Olympic Committee.
‘’He had a rich credential in all aspects of life. He was an example of citizenship, intelligence and political consciousness. We’re going to miss him’’, Ndanusa mourned.
Meanwhile, sports administrators, fans and Journalists have been trooping to the headquarters of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, Lagos, to sign the condolence register opened for the late icon.
Secretary General of NOC, Hon. Tunde Popoola said that he was saddened by the death of the acclaimed religious bridge-builder and prayed God to grant his family and Nigerian sports family the fortitude to bear the loss while praying God to grant the deceased eternal rest.