NFF Executive Committee member, Alhaji Alili Galadima, was buried in his home town of Gumel on Sunday night.
Holder of the respected chieftaincy title of Ajiyan Gumel, the 47-year-old, who was on his way to Niamey for Saturdayâ€™s African Nations Championship qualifier between Niger Republic and Nigeria before his Jeep somersaulted on Friday evening close to Niamey, was also the Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission, Jigawa State.
His remains, and those of two other persons who died in the crash as well as his injured driver and Police orderly, plus one man who was unhurt, were conveyed to Kano on Saturday evening aboard a Nigerien military aircraft.
Deputy Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Ahmed Mahmoud Gumel, top government functionaries in Jigawa and Kano States, NFF President Sani Lulu Abdullahi, NFF Executive Committee Members Shehu Adamu and Dominic Iorfa were also there.
, NFF General Secretary Bolaji Ojo_Oba, his deputy Musa Amadu and Head of Marketing Idris Adama were also there. Also there were NFF spokesman Ademola Olajire, Personal Assistant to NFF President Suleiman Yusuf and Personal Assistant to General Secretary Christian Emeruwa.
Galadima, who was married with two wives and 10 children, was Vice Chairman of the NFF Marketing Committee.
The convoy moved to Gumel Saturday night and was joined by more vehicles waiting at the City Gate, while thousands of people lined the route into the city to bdi farewell to an illustrious son. His remains were first taken to the Emirâ€™s Palace before internment that night.
In his condolence message, NFF President Sani Lulu Abdullahi said: â€œIn life, late Alhaji Galadima was an easy â€“going, amiable and respectable individual who carried out his duties with diligence, honour and sense of responsibility.
In three â€“and â€“half years as Member of the NFF Executive Committee, he made friends everyday with his display of selflessness, candour, tact and visionâ€.Late Alhaji Alili Galadima founded and funded National League Club, Ajiyan Babes of Gumel.