Lagos SWAN executives to meet on Walter Oyatogun’s burial

Oyatogun worked with the NTA.

The Executive Committee of the Lagos State Sports Writers Association will meet on Wednesday to discuss the death of sports broadcaster, Walter Oyatogun. The committee hopes to play a key in the burial of the journalist.

Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES, the Lagos SWAN President, Fred Edoreh, said though the exit of Mr. Oyatogun was painful, the greater joy for all that knew the deceased was that he lived a fulfilled live and impacted a lot amongst the present crop of journalists.

“The Executives of the Lagos SWAN will be meeting on Wednesday to discuss the death of Pa Oyatogun, we as a body know we have a key role to play because, Pa Oyatogun was one of us, for now I have no details but once we get across to Moyo (Mr. Oyatogun’s daughter) we will come out with what we want to do,” Mr. Edoreh said.

Mr. Oyatogun, who was a reporter for NTA, died on Valentine’s Day, at 75.

He was said to be in coma four days before he passed on.

Born in Ghana, Mr. Oyatogun, before his foray in journalism, was reported to have taken to sports early in his early life and acquired professional skills as a Physical Education graduate in France, after which he taught in various schools in Lagos. He was also an amateur heavyweight boxer and one of the pioneers of keep-fit exercise in Lagos.

He is survived by three daughters who are also media correspondents: Moyo, Moye and Layole.

Family sources say the funeral programme for the late journalist would be completed soon because they do not want the body to remain too long in the morgue.


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