The Lagos State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has described the death of Muyiwa Daniel, a veteran sport writer as shocking.
In a statement signed by Adeleye Ajayi the State NUJ Chairman, the union lamented that Daniel died just as hopes were raised that he was going to come out of the ailment, since he was under the care of medical personnel.
Ajayi said “We were optimistic that he would overcome the sickness, unfortunately, he passed on while about to undergo surgery at LASUTH, Ikeja”.
He further said that Daniel contributed immensely to Sports Journalism and there was no way the history of Sports Journalism in Lagos State will be written without a mention of his name.
He prayed that the lord would grant his family, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and the entire journalists in Lagos State the fortitude to bear the huge loss.
Daniel died on Sunday, December 7, after battling with esophageal cancer for some months. He was 62 and survived by wife and four children