A former captain of the Nigerian cricket national team, Chris Enahoro has passed on.

The octogenarian who celebrated his birthday last December reportedly died in his Surulere, Lagos home after a brief illness yesterday, Guardian Nigeria learnt. His Personal Assistant, Razak Adedigba, told the media house, his doctor treated him at home on Wednesday.
“When the doctor came on Wednesday, he attended to him and told him to rest. He later woke up in the evening to have his dinner and told me he was getting better. Early today, he woke up at 5.00 a.m. to visit the toilet on his own, after which he told me to help him to lie down on the floor. I switched on the fan for him, but he died around 6:30 a.m.” He said.

He continued, “As always, he celebrated his 80th birthday on December 25 last year and everybody who attended the event knew he was very fit. I have been living with him for more than a decade and he has been a very healthy man despite the leg problem,” he said.

He was survived by two children, and his younger brother, Greg Enahoro.