The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has sympathised with the Ladies Golf Association of Nigeria (LGAN) over the death of its National President Mrs. Tima Animashaun who reportedly died in her sleep in Plateau State where she was expected to take part in two -day golf tournament.
Animashaun was said to be one of the female golfers scheduled to grace the occasion and preside over the opening ceremony of the tournament at the Laminga Golf Club, Jos Plateau State.
Dalung described the sudden death as a tragedy, coming at a time her services were most needed.
“It is tragic that a woman full of life had gone to bed in anticipation of a golf tournament which she was to participate in, only for her to be found dead in her room the next day. I pray for the repose of her soul and that God will give the family the fortitude to bear the untimely loss,” Dalung said.
Mrs Animashaun was elected national president of the LGAN only three months ago. She had been in the forefront of developing the game of golf especially amongst women.
She has since been laid to rest at the weekend in Lagos.