Emotional Tributes to Late Ogunjobi

As compiled by Tajudeen Ahmad

“Taiwo was a complete sportsman and a good. He was one of those few people who combined active football with its administration. The whole sports community will miss him” _ *Segun Odegbami, Ex- Green Eagles*

“Chief was a true nationalist. Those of us who worked with him knew he was a different person cos he believed in competency. He dealt with people openly, irrespective of your tribe, religious or political affiliation”. _ *Austin Egwuavoen, Former Super Eagles Coach.*

“He was a pillar of sports in the country. He was simply irreplaceable cos what others found as herculean tasks were very easy for him” _ *Hon Ayo Omidiran, Member, Federal House of Representatives, Abuja*

“Ogunjobi was an intelligent person. He was a peaceful colleague and brother. We maintained solid relationship until the death snatched him away. He demise was a big loss Nigeria”. _ **Felix Owolabi, (owoblow), Ex- 3sc/Green Eagles*

“For me, what I want upcoming sports administrators to take after is his humility. He was very humble and a man of honour. He was always supportive of the activities of the Nigeria Football Federation “. *Barrister Seyi Akinwumi, NFF 1st Vice President*

“He was one of those who always wanted the young to grow. At 3sc, he took me as a son and showed me the way. There can be noone like Ogunjobi because of the love he had for the aspiring young footballer”. _ *Mutiu Adepoju, Ex- 3sc & Super Eagles Midfielder*

“We are not mourning him. Rather we are celebrating him cos he lived a fulfilled life. His name and legacy have already been written in the Nigeria Book of Record. Thank God he hailed from the State of Omoluabi”, _ *Comrade Biyi Odunlade, Former Sports Commissioner, State of Osun*

“I didn’t know what to say about him. He was someone you would want to move closer to, at least to drink from his pot of knowledge and administration. We loved him because of his exploit as a star who starred for the Shooting Stars”_ *Hon Yomi Oke, Commissioner for Sports, Oyo State*

“Ogunjobi made me to succeed as @thenff President and he was my real mentor. He made Nigeria great during my time not me,” – *Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi, Former CAF Vice President*

“Honestly, we can only try our best but we can’t be like him. Although he wasn’t clad in gold but when you scratched him, it was a pure gold” – *Deji Ogunjobi, 1st Son*

“His exploit as an administrator was too high to be unnoticed. That’s why we installed him as the Pillar of Sports in Osun. Osun was naturally endowed with him.” _ *Yemi Aboderin, Osun SWAN Chairman.*

“It’s not the number of years spent on the surface of the earth that matters but the good deed that people would remember you for. Even at 65, he was a hero and an achiever. There can be no other Ogunjobi.”_ *Rafiu Ladipo, President, Nigeria Football Supporters Club*

“He was a friend, a brother. In fact, he was everything one should pray to have. This kind of things happen occasionally. It’s unfortunate to have happened to Ogunjobi.”_ *Bolaji Ojo-Oba, Ex NFF Stakeholder*

” That’s how God wanted it and nobody can question Him. Ogunjobi has come and done what God sent him to do. It’s left for us to examine ourselves cos we shall be answerable to whatever will do on this earth. He worked with me with honesty and dedication. ” _ *Amos Adamu, Former NFF President.*

“He didn’t limit his activities to football alone. He supported us at the Sports Council and was always part of our programs. His demise was an irreparable loss.” _ *Mrs Lola Oluokun, GM, Osun Sports Council*

  • “He ran an all inclusive administration. He never fought anyone till he died. That’s why it was so painful when the sad news broke out. Ah. It’s a colossal loss not for Osun alone.” _ *Prince Bamidele Ademola, Ag. Chairman, Osun FA.*

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