Sports stakeholders pay Mrs Dalung last respect
*As Sabon Gida, Lantang South receives unprecedented visitors
Remains of the late wife of the minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, Mrs Briskila Dalung, was laid to rest in their home town, Sabon Gida in the Langtang South local government area of Plateau State on Saturday.
The ceremony which attracted the crème de la crème in the nation’s sports industry gathered to pay her the last respect.
The burial rite began on Friday in Jos as sympathisers trooped in their numbers to commiserate with her husband and the entire family of Dalung in their home located at Bukuru.
Dalung was busy hosting friends, associates all through the day.
Church service followed on Saturday morning at ECWA BISHARA 4, Jenta Adamu, Jos. Shortly after the service, the remains of Mrs. Briskila Dalung was taken to their home town in a two-hour distance from Jos the capital of Plateau State where she was lowered to mother earth.
In attendance at the burial were a good number of the ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria led by the minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama who also represented President Muhammadu Buhari;
Several state governors led by the deputy governor of Plateau state, Professor Sonni Gwanle Tyoden were also present; Commissioners of sports led by the Benue state commissioner for youth and sports, Hon. Onoja Lawrence; Directors of state sports councils were led by the Kwara State director of sports, Malam Tunde Kazeem; the factional president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Ambassador Christopher Giwa, the Nigeria supporters’ Club led by it national chairman, Prince Vincent Okumagba and it PRO- Orishabiyi Olutoye.
Others are the former NFF secretary, Ambassador Fanny Amun (MON); the president of the Nigeria Cricket Federation, Engineer Emeka Onyeama, the House of Representatives committee chairman on sports, Bukar Goni Lawan, FCT SWAN led by her chairman, Kayode Adeniyi and the host of others also made the long list.
Ambassador Chris Giwa in his words described the late Briskila as a mother to all and that she would be remembered for her exemplary life while on earth. He condoled with the entire Dalung family and Plateau state as a whole.
Meanwhile, her seven children starting from their first son, Changfa down to the last born, Kargwak Dalung said they were going to miss their mother whom they referred as their friend and confidant.