The Nigeria Basketball Federation has joined thousands of sympathizers to mourn the sudden passing of Dolphins Women’s Basketball Club Chairman, Wale Aboderin,National Daily learnt.
The board on Thursday paid a condolence visit to the deceased family after the sad news filtered into town on Wednesday evening which left many people sad.
The NBBF president, Engr. Musa Ahmadu Kida while reacting to the news described Aboderin’s death as one that human minds cannot easily comprehend.
“For a man who was so full of life and energy to just be reported dead will forever remain a mystery. His investment in basketball was unparalleled and the vacuum he left will be impossible to fill.”
Kida said as a devoted Muslim, he will take solace in the fact that death is inevitable for every living soul. He prayed that his soul will be granted eternal rest and the family, friends and business associates he left behind, the fortitude to bear the loss.
“I will urge us all to take solace in the supremacy of God over the affairs of mortals while we live here on earth. I am a bit lifted with the comments of people since he died which showed the exemplary life he lived.”
The Vice President, Babatunde Ogunade described the deceased as a true gentleman with a genuine passion for basketball and philanthropy.
“The news of Mr. Gbadebowale Aboderin’s demise came as a very rude shock. He was one of the very few who stood up to be counted in the development of Basketball. He did at a great cost to himself. His unflinching interest and support for Female basketball was infectious. He was always willing to help.”
A condolence register has been opened at the NBBF secretariat at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.