The Honourable Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh, expresses profound sorrow and heartfelt condolences to the family of Ignatius Ajonuma, as well as the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), following the passing of one of Nigeria’s most prominent sports journalists and media personalities.
Senator Enoh, in his statement, conveyed his deepest sympathies to the bereaved family, colleagues, and friends of Ignatius Ajonuma. He praised Mr. Ajonuma’s unwavering commitment to the sports industry and his dedication to uplifting Nigerian sports through his journalistic endeavors. He said Ajonuma was a trailblazer who did not allow any circumstance to put him down
Ignacius Ajonuma, whose illustrious career spanned several years leaves an indelible mark in sports journalism. His contributions to sports reporting, analysis, and commentary at Daar Communications leaves an indomitable legacy in the world of Nigerian sports.
“I am deeply saddened by the news of Ignatius Ajonuma’s passing,” the Minister said. His extensive knowledge and passion for sports, coupled with his ability to communicate the excitement of sporting events to the masses, made him a beloved figure in our nation. Inspite of the challenges that surrounded him, he was never put down by them.”
The Minister continued, “Ignatius Ajonuma’s contributions to sports journalism have been invaluable in promoting Nigerian athletes and sporting events both locally and internationally. He was a trailblazer and a true sports enthusiast.”
In addition to extending his condolences to Ignatius’ family, Senator John Owan Enoh also paid tribute to the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), especially its Lagos chapter where Ajonuma belonged. He acknowledged their vital role in promoting sports development in the country and noted that Ignacius Ajonuma’s legacy will continue to inspire future generations of sports writers.