Renown Journalist, Olajide Fashikun is Dead. He passed away on Sunday at the Federal Medical Center, Jabi in Abuja.
He was ex-international handball player and served as the chairman of the Kwara state chapter of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, he was the publisher of the authoritative online news platform Gong News, a long serving Saturday editor of Thisday and Sports Editor of Herald Newspaper.
He was aged 54. Reacting to his Demise, Nigeria’s Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, in a statement on Sunday, expressed sadness at the loss.
“Jide created a platform to support athletes and stimulate performance through his mobilization of training funds to assist athletes. This made us look forward to a better podium performance in the years ahead. Today, the curtains have been drawn on that project,”.
“Jide, a dedicated journalist who went far to uphold the truth. He was a fighter, fearless, thorough and an epitome of investigative journalism while contributing immensely to grassroots sports development.
“His love for grassroots sports informed his personal effort to raise funds for athletes to train with and prepare for future Olympic Games.
“Now, Jide is gone. I pray that God will receive him and give his wife and family the fortitude to bear this loss,”