Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung said he’s shocked to receive the news of passing away of Former Nigeria Football Federation General Secretary on Monday.
Ogunjobi’s death was announced by his media aid Tunde Shamsudeen on Monday February 11, 2019, with Reports said he gave up the ghost at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
Reacting to the shock news , Barrister Dalung in a statement described the Osun sate Football Association Boss as a good football administrator who gave his all for the good of the game in Nigeria.
“I’m shocked to hear of Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi’s death. I saw him last year prior to the NFF elections. He came to personally inform me of his intent to contest the NFF presidential elections.
“He was a seasoned administrator and had contributed immensely to the development of football in Nigeria especially in his home state Osun.
“I commiserate with his immediate family members, the Osun State football Association and other football stakeholders who knew or worked with him. He has left an indelible mark and a vacuum in football administration in the country. May God grant his soul eternal rest and his family, the fortitude to bear this loss”.
Chief Ogunjobi served as Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation from 1996 to 2010 and captained the former IICC Shooting Stars now Shooting Stars with Segun Odegbami and Muda Lawal his teammates.