Former Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Football Association, Gabriel Chukwuma, has lamented the death of Taiwo Ogunjobi, describing the ex-NFF general secretary as a football administrator of inestimable quality.
Chukwuma, President of Nnewi United, a Bet9ja Nigeria National League side, said it was unfortunate that Ogunjobi died at a time Nigerian football needed him to get the game back on a sound footing.
“When I needed a general manager for my club, Gabros International, I travelled to Ibadan to hire him knowing his administrative quality, being himself a former player of both Shooting Stars and Super Eagles,” Chukwuma said.
“I hired him purely on merit and he in turn managed the club effectively. His sound managerial acumen was spotted, as he was picked to serve as General Secretary of the NFF.
“I know of the high level positives he brought to the administration of football in his tenure but sadly, the cold hands of death cruelly snatched him when Nigeria needed one of his likes to put our football back on track.
“No doubt, Nigeria has lost a rare gem, an intelligent and experienced manager following his death,” Gabros said.
Ogunjobi would be buried in his hometown, Ilesa, Osun State, on March 15.