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Gracious Akujobi Late Media Officer of Super Falcons laid to rest in Imo State

Gracious Akujobi died in Abuja on Thursday, July 16 at the Super Falcons' Camp in Abuja after health complications

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The late Media Officer of Super Falcons Gracious Akujobi was on Saturday, August 22 laid to rest in her home town of Egbu-Owerri in Imo State.

Gracious died in Abuja on Thursday, July 16 at the Super Falcons' Camp in Abuja after health complications.

She and other Nigeria Football Federation officials were in camp on Tuesday, July 14 ahead of the Super Falcons' Olympic Games qualifier against the Equatorial Guinea.

Akujobi, who also served as Media Officer of the U-17 Women National Team, Flamingos, in 2012 was also working with Prompt News Online since 2013, covering the sports beat.

  play Late Media Officer of Super Falcons laid to rest in Imo State (Linda Ikeji)

 

She had worked briefly as part-time staff at DAAR Communications, owners of AIT and Ray Power FM and 2muchsports.com.

Chairperson of the Nigeria Women Football League and Member of the NFF Executive Committee, Chief (Mrs) Dilichukwu Onyedinma, led the NFF delegation to the burial rites.

"The truth is that we are still saddened by her sudden death. Gracious Akujobi was a humble and dedicated media officer, and highly professional," Mrs. Onyedinma told theNFF.com before the burial.

  play Late Media Officer of Super Falcons laid to rest in Imo State (Linda Ikeji)

 

"That is why the NFF has decided to play a full role in the arrangements for the burial even though she was not a staff of the Football Federation.

We cannot question the Almighty God. We love her but He loves her the more. Our prayer is that God will continue to give the family the fortitude to bear the loss, and also grant late Gracious Akujobi eternal rest.”

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