The Nigeria Football Federation has expressed shock and sorrow at the death on Friday of a former member of then NFA Board, Dr. Thomas Adeleke Olaiya.
Olaiya, a former president of the Nigeria School Sports Federation, was a member of then NFA Board under the leadership of Brigadier –General Dominic Oneya (rtd), as a representative of inter –collegiate sports.
“We are very sad to hear about the death of Dr. Olaiya, moreso when it was only recently that he buried his dear wife. The NFF and the Nigeria football family feel the pain and grief of the children and close family members at this time,” said NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi.
Thenff.com learnt on Monday that Dr. Olaiya died at the Wesley Guild Teaching Hospital, Ilesa on Friday, less than two weeks after the burial of his wife, Adeola.
A former NFF Board member, Mr. Taiwo Odebunmi, told thenff.com that burial arrangements for the late Dr. Olaiya would soon be announced by the family.