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Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan
Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has described as 'a rude shock' the death of sports journalist Emeka Enechi.

Uduaghan said Enechi's death was a huge loss to Nigerian sports. He sent his condolence to the family of the deceased and SportsDay, his last employers.

He said, 'The death was untimely and very painful especially now that efforts should be geared towards improving our sports.

'Emeka is resting in the Lord and I pray that everybody takes consolation in the fact that he has answered a call each of us will one day answer. The family and everybody in Nigerian sports should take heart. May his soul rest in peace.'

Former West Africa Football Union Secretary, Austin Akosa, and a former Nigeria Football Association Chairman, Kojo Williams, also sent condolence messages.

'During the Nations Cup in Ghana he was using Thisday car and he drove me to many places. He was a jolly good fellow,' Akosa said.

Williams was chairman of the occasion at Enechi's wedding.

Amaju Pinnick of Delta Sports Commission also commiserated with the family of the late sports writer.