Nigeria Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, on Sunday mornong lost his first wife, Naomi Dalung.
Dalung's wife death was confirmed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on their official Twitter handle on Sunday afternoon.
In a condolence message, the NFF expressed their deep regret over the passing of Mrs Dalung.
"The NFF and the entire Nigeria Football family mourn with the Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung on the passing of his dear wife this morning.
"May her gentle soul rest in peace."