The President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), Engr Habu Gumel has described the demise of Hon. Yahaya Mohammed, President of the Weightlifting Federation of Nigeria as a monumental loss.
Gumel in his condolence message said it’s with great sadness and deep sense of loss that the Nigeria Olympic Committee received the news of the demise of our close associate, colleague and friend, Hon. Yahaya Mohammed (Bigman).
Hon. Yahaya Mohammed will be remembered for his passion for the sport of Weightlifting as well as his amiable character that easily endeared him to all of us. Not only that, his outstanding feat and achievements at the 2019 12th African Games in Morroco got him the accolade among his admirers the “Golden President”.
On behalf of the Executive Board and members of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, we extend our heart-felt condolence to the Nigeria Weightlifting Federation, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, his co-Federation Presidents, the Government and people of Jigawa State and his immediate family on the irreparable loss. May God grant his soul eternal rest, Gumel concluded.
Hon Yahaya Mohammed passed away to the great beyond on Saturday after a brief illness and has been buried according to Islamic rites.
In the same vein, the Nigeria Olympic Committee commiserate with Mr. Samuel Ocheho, President of the Handball Federation of Nigeria and members over the death of Alhaji Abubakar Ahmed Mohammed, a vibrant board member.
Ahmed Mohammed, who was the chairman of the Kaduna State Handball Association died on Friday at 44 Military Hospital in Kaduna. May Almighty God gives the family the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.