Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan: “On behalf of myself and the staff members of the Ministry of Labour and Employment I wish to convey deepest condolences to the President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Sen. Ahmed Lawan on the tragic passing on of a friend and brother, Distinguished Senator, Benjamine Uwajumogu.”
”This is devastating. We have lost a true transformer of talent. Coach Igwe was linked with many of the athletes who brought honour to Nigeria in the 1980s and 1990s. It is on record he led the first Nigerian team to the IAAF World Junior Championships in Athens, Greece in 1986 to ninth position on the medals table with Nigeria emerging world champions in the women’s 100m (Tina Iheagwan) and 200m (Falilat Ogunkoya),” said GeAFN acting president, Honourable Olamide George.