Sports enthusiasts and associates thronged the Cathedral Church of Christ in Lagos on Thursday to bid farewell to a former Vice-President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, Chief Olatokunbo Thomas.
The Nigeria News Agency reports that Thomas, a lawyer and sports administrator was also an honourary member of the International Swimming Federation.
Thomas died on Dec. 15 last year. He was 76.
Speaking at the funeral service for the Bamofin of Iba, Lagos, the Rev. Canon Emmanuel Fadipe, described Thomas as a man, who made remarkable contributions in various fields of endeavor.
Quoting the bible from John 10: 17 and 18, Fadipe said that human beings should emulate Jesus Christ and make sacrifices to affect their compatriots during their time on earth.
Fadipe advised the children of the deceased to display the exemplary life lived by their father to live legacies worthy of emulation.