Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has expressed deep sadness over the death of a former Spokesman of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Austin Mgbolu.
Governor Okowa in a condolence message to the Mgbolu family signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, described the late Mgbolu as a gentleman who was passionately devoted to his career as a reputable sports journalist.
"On behalf of the Government and people of Delta State, I identify with the Mgbolu family of Ibusa in Delta State, the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Nigeria Football Federation, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria over the irreparable loss.
"He was a committed journalist who approached his job with truth and served the country diligently as the longest serving spokesman to the then NFA, adding that "his wise counsel as an experienced sports journalist would be sorely missed.
The Governor commiserated with the family and associates of the deceased and prayed that God would comfort them.
"As we mourn his painful departure, I pray that God will bring solace to his family who will miss him the most and grant him eternal rest." the Governor said.