Niger: SWAN Commiserates with Sports Commissioner over Mother’s demise

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From Mathew Jwantu, Minna

The sports writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Niger State chapter has described the death of Mrs. Hannah Umar, mother of the state commissioner of Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Emmanuel Umar as painful.

Caretaker committee Chairman of the union, Mr. Dan Amasingha, in a press statement in Minna regretted that Mrs. Umar’s death came at a time when her “wise counsel” was most needed by the state.

The official however urged the commissioner not to let the incident alter his focus in preparing for the national sports festivals in Benin city, Edo state in March 2020.

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