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Week of calamity for the Nigeria’s Sports Family as Weightlifting President dies

The President of the Nigeria Weightlifting Federation, Yahaya Mohammed is dead.

He died over the weekend, few days after a promising lady basketball player, Deborah Onu died. In the days earlier, a director in the Ministry of Sports, Katmwa Dungse as well as Ndidi Nwosu, a powerlifter also died.

These were contained in a Press statement from the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.

The late President of the Nigeria Weightlifting Federation according to the statement died in Kano on Saturday after a brief illness.

According to the statement by Gabriel Aduda, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Sports, Yahaya Mohammed will be remembered for his contributions to the sport of Weightlifting.

“His leadership took the sport to greater heights and opened new vistas. He inspired his lifters to win the highest number of medals for our nation at any completion ever -16 Gold, 13 Silver and 18 Bronze medals at the 2019 African Games.

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