Former chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, Deji Tinubu, has been laid to rest.

Service of songs was held in his honour on Tuesday at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, City of David in Lagos.

The late Deji has been described as a perfect gentleman and good leader.

The Chairman of Brila Group, Larry Izamoje described Deji as a lover of God.

“He is very humble, humble to a fault, a lover of God, a good friend to almost everyone in the sports fraternity, served as sports all his life, lived for it, and died doing it.”

President of Nigeria Boxing Board of Control (NBBofC), Rafiu Ladipo said the sporting circle has lost a great man.

“He was a gentleman to the core, very quiet person, well-behaved, very unassuming. We have lost another good gem in the sporting circle. Our prayer is that God will help us to stop this kind of devastating death. May his soul rest in peace.”

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Ace sport journalist, Bode Oguntuyi has worked with Deji Tinubu for 22 years. They were so close that they have become family.

“What stood out for Deji was his humility, he could work with anybody. Another thing was his generosity, he was never tired of giving. He doesn’t care whether you’re the cleaner or the MD of the company, he respects everyone.

“He loves children, my children still can't get over the fact that he is gone because is was like one of their best friends.

“He was friendly, easy to get along with, awesome fellow, fun to be with, and he loves his football and music.

“He was my best friend, he knows everything about me and I know everything about him.

"We were close, our closeness is something that was built over 22 years, am really going to miss him.”

The Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Seyi Akinwunmi said even he claimed to be a patient person, but Deji Tinubu was quite exceptional.

“Am a very very patient person, but I can tell you Deji is even more patient than me, but he has gone to be with the Lord, we cant question God.”

Former NFF vice president, Mike Umeh remembered the four years he worked with the late Deji Tinubu.

"Deji was a man of class, a quiet gentleman, a journalist per excellence, I was priviledged to work with him for four years, and during that period, his ideas during our meetings was always huge. May God give the family the fortitude to bear the loss."

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