Delta State to immortalise Ojidoh
The Delta State Government has said the late FIFA-badged referee and former Football Association (FA) chairman of the old Bendel State, John Ojidoh would be immortalised.
This was disclosed by the Chairman of the Delta State Sports Commission, Amaju Pinnick .
Pinnick and the Edo State Commissioner for Sports, Christopher Okaeben paid a condolence visit to the family of the late Ojidoh at Illah, Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State on Friday.
The late Ojidoh died last week at the age of 87.
Pinnick described Ojidoh as a legend that contributed a lot to sports development not only in the old Bendel State, but the country as a whole.
“He left behind an indelible mark on sports development in Edo, Delta, the old Bendel State and the country in general.
“I always ran to him whenever I needed any advice and most of his pieces of advice are the success stories of sports development in Delta today.
“Just a few days before he passed on, I visited him and he expressed happiness with sports development in the country.
“While urging those he left behind to emulate his good virtues, I want to tell you that Delta State will immortalise him. We are going to have a physical legacy to remember him for,” he stressed.
On his part, commissioner Okaeben said the old Bendel State had lost an icon and posited that Ojidoh’s legacy and vision for sports development in the old Bendel State would never be forgotten.
While stressing the need for the late Ojidoh to be immortalised, Okaeben said: “This is because he has not only impacted knowledge but asset to future generations.”