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President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, Prof. George Obiozor Dies At 80

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Mojisola Lawal

Prof Obiozor


The President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, Prof. George Obiozor is dead.


Professor Obiozor died at the age of 80 years.
Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma announced the death of the former Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States on Wednesday in a statement.


The statement reads: “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.


“May his great and gentle soul rest in peace”.
According to the statement by the state government, burial arrangements would be announced in due course by the family.
Obiozor was elected President General of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo on Sunday 9th January 2021.

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