June 26, 2022

Ex-NFF boss, Late Oneya to be buried September 10

The remains of former Chairman of then Nigeria Football Association (now Nigeria Football Federation), Brig.-Gen. Dominic Obukadata Oneya, who died in his hometown in Warri on Thursday, will be buried on September 10, 2021. The funeral rites will begin on September 9.

President of the NFF and FIFA Council member, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, who met with the children of the late Oneya in Warri yesterday, revealed 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 September 9 and 10 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 said.

Former NFF presidents, who accepted invitation in principle to be at the funeral rites are Col. 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).

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