Family of Efiom Okon condoled by NFF

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Article | January 11, 2013 – 6:09pm | By Ikenna Agu

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The Nigeria Football Federation on Friday received news of the death of a former Chairman of then Nigeria Football Association, Chief Efiom Edem Okon. A mail sent to the NFF stated that Chief Efiom Okon died suddenly on 1st January, 2013 in Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom while on holiday. He was aged 88 years.

Chief Efiom Okon was Secretary General of then Nigeria Football Association between 1959 and 1961, and was also interim Chairman of the NFA between 1989 and 1990, and substantive Chairman of the body between 1991 and 1992.

NFF General Secretary, Barrister Musa Amadu, said: “We have only just received a mail from a daughter of Chief Efiom Edem Okon saying that the man died in the United Kingdom on 1st January, 2013 while on holiday.

“It is very sad. Chief Okon was one of those who worked very hard to sustain the good name of then Nigeria Football Association, and also to ensure that our dear country maintained its enviable reputation in international football.

“We pray that God will grant him eternal rest and give fortitude to those he has left behind to bear the big loss.”

The late Chief Efiom Okon, who also worked as Chief Personnel Officer of the Nigeria Ports Authority until he retired in 1984, and served as Chief Commissioner of Boys Scouts of Nigeria between 1995 and 2010, was survived by his wife Evelyn and three daughters Iquo, Ibok and Bassey Okon.

 

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