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Nigerian Senate pays tribute to slain NFF official

08 January 2016, 11:10Israel Ojoko

Abuja - The Nigerian Senate has payed tribute to the slain Nigeria Football Federation Protocol Officer Ibrahim Abubakar.

Abubakar was killed in his Abuja residence by armed men on Wednesday.

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Sports, Senator Obinna Ogba was at the NFF Secretariat on Thursday to pay tribute to the slain Head of Protocol.

Ogba, a one –time Acting Vice President of the NFF and also a club financier, said: “Death is a necessary end, and it is a debt that each and everyone of us must pay. But it is very painful that such a jovial, ebullient young man like ‘Ibro’ should go that way.

Also read: Sports Minister mourns death of NFF official

“On behalf of the President of the Senate and the Sports Committee of the Senate, I commiserate with you on this unfortunate incident.

“We pray that God will grant his family and the NFF the fortitude to bear the loss, and to sustain his wife and children. God tells us that in every situation, we should give thanks. What I know for sure is that the perpetrators of this dastard act shall not go unpunished.”

The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students also came to the Glass House to mourn with the NFF leadership on the death of Ibrahim Abubakar.

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