The members of the Sports activities Writers Affiliation of Nigeria (SWAN) Yobe state chapter have obtained with shock the information of the demise of the Hon. Commissioner for Youths, Sports activities and Social Growth, Rt. Honorable Goni Bukar Lawan, popularly known as Bugon who died in a ghastly motor accident on his option to Abuja enroute Kano.
In a press release by the SWAN Chairman, Ahmed Amshi ,mentioned the SWAN household in Yobe is especially saddened by this loss particularly with the renewed and reboots relationship that the affiliation has cultivated with the late Commissioner and the ministry in chatting a brand new course in sports activities and Youth Growth within the state.
“The Affiliation remembers Hon. Goni Bukar was a person with an unusual ardour and zeal to succeed at any task that he’s saddled with.
“Since his assumption on the helm of affairs at Yobe Desert Stars Soccer Membership, each the membership and the gamers have been in excessive spirit with excessive motivation ensuing from common cost of match bonuses to gamers and training employees of the membership. His dream as he all the time shared with us was to deliver the membership again to the premier league by the next season.
“His simplicity and interplay with athletes each out and in of competitors has all the time stay a supply of motivation and inspiration for the younger and up-coming athletes within the State
“His dedication to the event of sports activities ensured that Yobe participated within the Maiden Para Athletic Nationwide competition which befell in Abuja early this 12 months with Yobe coming dwelling with six medals. The excellence of the feminine Hockey group which might be representing Nigeria on the World Hockey League is Johannesburg, South Africa are among the landmarks he has left behind,” mentioned the SWAN chairman
Hon. Goni Bukar has all the time regarded SWAN as a worthy and main accomplice within the promotion and growth of sports activities within the state by way of his all-inclusive insurance policies of involving SWAN in each sporting actions of the Ministry.
Whereas SWAN Yobe State Chapter remembers the fond reminiscences of Hon. Goni Bukar because the Honourable Commissioner for Youth, Sports activities and Social Growth in Yobe State, we really feel with each sense of gratitude to God for a life nicely spent by our pricey commissioner however with a deep sorrowful coronary heart for this big loss.
On behalf of the chief and members of the Affiliation, we want to convey our heartfelt condolence to the Govt Governor of Yobe state, His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni and Yobe state authorities for the lack of this vibrant member of his government council, a cheerful soul, Hon. Goni Bukar.
The SWAN household pray to God Almighty to forgive his shortcomings and grant him paradise.