Former NFF President, Oneya, to be buried September 10

Former NFF President, Oneya, to be buried September 10

The remains of former Chairman of then Nigeria Football Association Brigadier-General Dominic Obukadata Oneya, who died in his home in Warri on Thursday, will be buried on 10th September 2021.

The funeral rites would begin on 9th September.


President of the NFF and FIFA Council Member, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick,
who met with the children of the departed former football boss in Warri on Saturday, also disclosed that a number of former NFF
Presidents have accepted the invitation to attend the burial rites of their fallen colleague.

 

“The family has fixed the dates of 9th and 10th September for the funeral rites. We are all still bowed by the demise of a man who was
so healthy and full of life the day before.

However, we can only give God the glory for his exemplary life. He was so high up there yet came down to everyone’s level in a remarkable character of humility and people skills. We will miss him dearly,” Pinnick.

Former NFF Presidents Sani Lulu Abdullahi (who served as vice president in the Dominic Oneya-led NFF administration and then took
the reins between 2006 and 2010), Aminu Mohammed Maigari (2010-2014)
and Ibrahim Galadima (2002-2006) have all accepted invitation in principle to attend the funeral rites.

 

Oneya, a dignified former military chieftain who served as military administrator of Kano and Benue States at different times, was Chairman of then Nigeria Football Association between January 2000 and October 2002, handing over to Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima.

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