Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has mourned the death of a former Chairman of the Nigeria Premier League and second Vice President of the NFF, Chief Oyuki Jackson Obaseki who died on Sunday.
The deceased died at the age of 75 after a protracted illness in Benin City, Edo State.
Reacting, Gov Obaseki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, said, “Chief Oyuki’s passing is a personal loss to me. He was a very generous leader who took delight in sharing his knowledge and experience for the good of society.
“He was a rallying point for the Obaseki family, a respected Benin Chief and a great sports administrator. He served as Chairman of the Nigeria Premier League and 2nd Vice President of the Nigeria Football Federation. He will be sorely missed.”
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Monday expressed shock over Chief Oyuki’s death.
NFF Acting President, Seyi Akinwunmi was quoted as saying, ”truly, a big tree has fallen. We remember very much the work that Chief Obaseki did to promote and project the elite division of the Nigeria League during his time as chairman. It was difficult to match his passion and energy as he pursued his vision for an independent League body.”