The remains of late Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi, the former secretary general of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) would be interred today at the Eleyele Cemetery, Ibadan.
Chief Ogunjobi died on Monday February 11, 2019 at the University College, (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo State during a brief illness at the age of 66.
The interment would be preceded by a funeral service at the Living Spring Church, Ojo Expressway, also in Ibadan.
Until his death, he was the chairman, Osun State Football Association.
Meanwhile, Osun State Governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola said the state government would continue to remember and honour late Chief Ogunjobi, calling on members of the association to sustain the legacy left behind by the late football icon.
Governor Oyetola stated this at the first day of activities heralding the weeklong final burial rites of the former Osun FA chairman, which held at the Oshogbo Township Stadium, Osun State on Tuesday.
The governor, who was represented by the Supervisor of the Ministry of Sports, Social Protection and Special Needs, Biyi Odunlade said the state appreciated Ogunjobi’s exhibition of administrative acumen, which fast tracked the development of football and the growth of sports in Osun.
He stressed that the roles played by Chief Ogunjobi was recognised by the state government, which facilitated his appointment as the Special Assistant to the immediate past governor, Rauf Aregbesola on Football Matters, adding that efforts would be made to sustain the good work of the former general secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).