The remains of 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 on10th September 2021. The funeral rites would begin on 9th September.
President of the NFF and FIFA Council Member, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick,who met with the children of the departed former football boss inWarri on Saturday, also disclosed that a number of former NFFPresidents have accepted the invitation to attend the burial rites oftheir fallen colleague.
“The family has fixed the dates of 9th and 10th September for thefuneral rites. We are all still bowed by the demise of a man who wasso healthy and full of life the day before. However, we can only giveGod the glory for his exemplary life. He was so high up there yet camedown to everyone’s level in a remarkable character of humility andpeople skills. We will miss him dearly,” Pinnick.
Former NFF Presidents Sani Lulu Abdullahi (who served as vicepresident in the Dominic Oneya-led NFF administration and then tookthe reins between 2006 and 2010), Aminu Mohammed Maigari (2010-2014)and Ibrahim Galadima (2002-2006) have all accepted invitation inprinciple to attend the funeral rites.
Oneya, a dignified former military chieftain who served as militaryadministrator of Kano and Benue States at different times, wasChairman of then Nigeria Football Association between January 2000 andOctober 2002, handing over to Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima.