Nigerians have flooded social media to pay tribute to former NFF general secretary and the chairman of the Osun State Football Association Taiwo Ogunjobi who was confirmed dead in Ibadan on Monday morning.
Ogunjobi, a retired centre-back, turned out for Shooting Stars in the Nigerian league and also played for Nigeria in an Olympic qualifier against Morocco in 1984.
His death came as a shock to the Nigerian football community who have eulogised him for his role in the development and administration of football in the country.
Rest In Peace, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi. A Former NFF technical committee chairman.— Emmanuel Etim (@Emiearth) February 11, 2019
This one is really sad. 😥 pic.twitter.com/LRCsXnLKXS
Difficult to accept.— Adepoju Tobi Samuel (@OgaNlaMedia) February 11, 2019
We are in rude shock and distraughted💔 with the sudden death of former @thenff Secretary General and State of Osun FA boss, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi. Our thoughts are with his family and the entire footballing family in Nigeria. #RIPSKIPPO!— Sunshine Stars FC (@SunshineFCAkure) February 11, 2019
We are sad to announce the shock demise of former Nigeria Int'l, Ex-NFF Gen. Sec., former NFF Executive Committee member, and current chairman, Osun State FA, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi after a brief illness. Our prayers are with his family, relatives and the football family in Nigeria pic.twitter.com/lY1WIjoktc— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) February 11, 2019
A man with calm influence.He paired Fawole Ogbein in the CB position then.Sometimes the late Tunde Bamidele pairs him as a CB even tho he was primarily a RB.Segun Odegbami and Muda Lawal were the alternate captains then. RIP Taiwo Ogunjobi— ayobami clemence (@ayppin) February 11, 2019
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family of former Nigeria Int'l, Ex-@thenff Gen. Secretary & current @StateofOsun FA Chairman, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi. We will surely miss the presence of a truly lovable & kind person in Nigeria Football. #RIPTaiwoOgunjobi#RIPOgunjobipic.twitter.com/WDdmkP1ZcN— Remo Stars FC (@RemoStarsFC) February 11, 2019