The family of late Chairman of Former Nigeria Football Federation Secretary General Taiwo Ogunjobi has released a statement saying the veteran Football administrator will be buried March 15, 2019.
Nigeria Football was thrown into moaning last Monday when his media aid Tunde Samsudeen announced that Ogunjobi gave up the ghost in hospital after a brief illness.
However, the family of the former Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan issued a release on Tuesday revealing the funeral arrangements while also thanking the populace for their support.
Here is the details of the statement:
“The family of late Chief Taiwo Joseph Ogunjobi would like to thank all that have directly or indirectly offered us their heartfelt condolences, support, and well wishes during this trying period.
Whilst the family considers it a heavy loss to the family, we have since Monday, February 11, 2019, realized that our ‘Taiwo’ was not just ours but one that the sporting community and the nation at large loved and respected so much. We are delighted to have shared him with Nigeria, even the world.
Though pained beyond comprehension, we are consoled by the many comforting messages from across the sporting world and firmly believe he could only have gone to a better place, where if football is played he will once again excel as a talented natural leader.
To this end, we wish to announce to the General public that the final ‘home’ going proceedings would take place between Wednesday 13th through Friday 15th of March, 2019 in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Full details of events would be published at a later date.
Once again, we thank you all for your immense and immeasurable support and prayers. God bless.”