By Olanrewaju Akojede
Lagos, July 14, 2020 The Sports Writers Association of the Nigeria (SWAN), Lagos State Chapter, has expressed deep shock over the demise of its former Vice Chairman, Henrietta Ukaigwe.
The Lagos SWAN Chairman, Debo Oshundun, in a statement on Tuesday, said that the news of her death came as a rude shock.
“Henrietta was dear to Lagos SWAN. She gave her all to the association while she was the association’s treasurer and vice chairman.
“She made her mark in sports reporting and was one of those that made the chapter the most vibrant in the country. The history of Lagos SWAN won’t be complete without mentioning this wonderful lady.
“Sports journalism will miss ‘Worldwide’ as she is fondly called by friends and her colleagues,” he said.
The Lagos SWAN boss prayed God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.
Ukaigwe worked at the Vanguard Newspapers, MINAJ Broadcasting Service, Super Screen television and a couple of other media houses before serving as Co-ordinator of the Senior Women National Team, Super Falcons.
“Late Henrietta breathe her last in Lagos on Tuesday after a brief illness,” Oshundun said in the statement.