NFF & Nigerians mourn the passing of ex-LMC chairman Obaseki

Nigerian Football News By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 19/08/2019

NFF and Nigerian mourn the passing of former League Management Company (LMC) Chairman Chief Oyuki Jackson-Obaseki has died at the age of 75.

Jackson-Obaseki was the first Chairman of the Nigeria Professional Football League and former Vice Chairman of Nigeria Football Federation from 2007 to 2009 passed away on Sunday morning in Benin.

He also held traditional chieftaincy titles including The Ohe of Benin Kingdom conferred on him by Oba Erediauwa of Benin for his contributions to sports development in the Country.

"A truly 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.

"We worked together at some point during the early days of the efforts to reposition the Nigeria Premier League. He took everything that needed to be done as a project and drove everyone else around him hard to play their own roles appropriately,” Acting President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi said on Sunday