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Prof. George Obiozor, late President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide

Ohanaeze Ndigbo President General, Prof. Obiozor, confirmed dead

Prof. George Obiozor, President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide

President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Professor (Ambassador) George Obiozor has been confirmed dead.

An announcement to this effect has been made by the Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, on behalf of the government and people of Imo state.

He said he was sorrowfully announcing “the passage of a great son of Imo State and Nigeria….A renowned academic, an exceptional diplomat and statesman and a tenacious patriot, …(who) passed on recently after a brief illness.”

Gov. Uzodimma said that “the death of this foremost Igbo leader and former Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States and the State of Israel, is a big loss to Imo state, the South East and the entire Nigeria.

“I have no doubt that both Nigeria and the international community will miss his profound intellectual contributions and wise counsel on national and global issues.

“His burial arrangements will be announced in due course by the family.

“May his great and gentle soul rest in peace,” he concluded.

There had been rumours of the death of Professor Obiozor before now, but the announcement by the Imo State Governor has confirmed the speculations to be true.

 

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