NOC condoles with Editor of Editors, Vin Obi who lost Mum


THE NOC has commiserated with a veteran Olympic Editor, Vincent Obi, 71, who buried mum, Ezinne Christiana Onuagha Obi aged 87, on Jan 10,

Obi’s mum, Mrs C Obi, was interred at Okpuno village, Ugwuoba, Oji River Local Government Area of Enugu state.

A statement released by Tony Nezianya, the Public Relations Officer of the NOC, said she had passed away on August 28, 2022.

The editor, who covered four Olympic Games – the Moscow Games (1980), Los Angeles Games (1984), Seoul (1988), and Barcelona (1992), described his mum as ‘the best mother of all mothers’.

”I will wish to be born all over again by the same woman,” remarked Obi, who retired from the News Agency of Nigeria as Head of Sports, as an Assistant Editor-Chief.

This was in 1996 at the end of the U17 Soccer tournament in Ecuador.

‘’I can also easily recall the Auckland Commonwealth Games in New Zealand in 1990, particularly how tough it took to get there.

I had a good time with other notable colleagues like: The likes of Paul Bassey of the Punch then, Chris Ogwu of the Guardian,

Others are Walter Batowei of FRCN and Larry Echiejile (now Izamoje) and a host of others.