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Uzodimma Confirms Death of Ohaneze Leader, Obiozor at 80

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Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, has formally announced the death of the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide and former Ambassador to the United States, Prof. George Obiozor.

The governor, in a statement on Wednesday, described the death of the 80-year-old igbo, who was director-general of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA)  as a big loss to Imo State, the South East and the entire Nigeria.

Announcing his death, the governor said, “on behalf of the government and people of Imo state, I, Sen. Hope Uzodimma, the Executive Governor of Imo State, sorrowfuly announce the passage of a great son of Imo State and Nigeria, the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, worldwide, Prof George Obiozor.

“A renowned academic, an exceptional diplomat and statesman and a tenacious patriot, Prof. George Obiozor passed on recently after a brief illness”.

“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,” the governor added.

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