Lulu, Aminu, Ibramim, Maigari To Pay Last Respect To Late NFF President, Dominic Oneya

Lulu, Aminu, Ibramim, Maigari To Pay Last Respect To Late NFF President, Dominic Oneya

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By Amaechi Agbo

Former Nigeria Football Federation NFF, Presidents Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi, Colonel Abdulmumini Aminu, Ibrahim Galadima and Aminu Mohammed Maigari will on September 10, 2021 pay last homage to their fallen colleague, Brigadier-General Dominic Obukadata Oneya, can report.

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

NFF in a release Saturday said the funeral rites of the late administrator would begin on 9th September, 2021.

President of the NFF, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick who confirmed the dates for the burial and funeral rites 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,” said Pinnick

Former NFF Presidents, Colonel Abdulmumini Aminu (1996-1999; and who like Oneya served as a military administrator during his time),
Ibrahim Galadima (2002-2006), Sani Lulu Abdullahi (who served as vice president in the Dominic Oneya-led NFF administration and then took the reins between 2006 and 2010) and Aminu Mohammed Maigari (2010-2014) have all accepted invitation in principle to attend the funeral rites.

Former President Anthony Kojo Williams would be unavoidably absent only as a result of another very important engagement.

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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