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Buhari Mourns as Former Sports Administrator, Rev Moses Iloh Dies

Former President of the Cycling Federation of Nigeria Reverend Moses Iloh is dead.

According to family sources, the firebrand sports administrator died on Saturday at 88.

He was until his demise the General Overseer of Soul Winning Chapel, with headquarters in Yaba, Lagos and a Patron of Lagos Chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria.

Reacting to Iloh’s death, Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung in a statement on Sunday condoled with family of the elder statesman.

He hailed the cleric for his contributions to nation building and development exemplified through his pastoral teachings.

“This is sad news to the sports fraternity especially now that we need experienced sports administrators to assist us in rescuing some sports that are almost moribund and dying gradually.

“Rev Iloh was a seasoned sports administrator who had deep passion for cycling.

“I sympathize with Rev. Iloh’s family, friends, associates and other well-wishers who are affected by the death of this Reverend gentleman. I pray Almighty God to grant the elder statesman eternal rest,” Dalung said.