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Busari, ex-3SC Chairman buried in Ibadan

November 30, 2020

.Oyo SWAN mourns

Gbolagade Busari buried today in Ibadan. PHOTO: OLAWALE OLANIYAN.

The remains of the immediate past Executive Chairman of the Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan, Alhaji Gbolagade Busari have been committed to mother earth.

The former sports journalist’s body was interred on Monday evening at Orogun area in Ibadan.

The interment was witnessed by friends and associates of the late 3SC boss.

The Oluyole Warriors were well represented at the event by their officials and players.

Team Manager of the club, Dimeji Lawal, led the officials which included Chief coach Edith Agoye, assistant coach, Yinka Popoola, and Team Coordinator Adu Akintominiyi.

The erstwhile Shooting Stars chairman, died in the early hours of Monday morning at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.

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Meanwhile, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria Oyo State Chapter has commiserated with the management of Shooting Stars Sports Club over the death of their former Chairman, Alhaji Gbolagade Busari who passed on today at the age of 61.

Busari, popularly known as Busso during his life time, died at the University College Hospital Ibadan where he had been receiving treatment following a brief illness.

In a condolence message signed the Association Chairman, Niyi Alebiosu and Secretary, Adewale Tijani, Oyo SWAN described the death of Busso as a monumental loss to not only 3SC but also to sports fraternity, Journalism profession and the political class.

“The death of Busso is shocking. We will miss him because of his statesmanship,” Oyo SWAN lamented in the release.

The release also recalled that late Busari was a bridge builder who strived to ensure that peace reign among sports writers in the state.

“We can’t forget the role Late Busso played in resolving the dispute among sports writers in Oyo State. He also toiled to return 3SC’s to its former prestigious place,” Oyo SWAN noted.

The Association condoled with the family of the late Politician, and prayed that God give them the fortitude to bear the loss.

Late Busari was the Chairman of 3SC during the tenure of immediate Governor of Oyo State Late Abiola Ajimobi.

Before delving into politics, late Busari was a sports journalist with the defunct Sketch Newspaper.

He rose to the position of Chief Editor before relocating to the U.S, from where he returned to join politics and subsequently became 3SC Chairman.

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