The president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retired), on Thursday mourned the passing of the 80-year-old Chairman General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, worldwide, Professor George Obiozor.
He also expressed his sincere condolences to Obiozor’s family, the government and people of Imo State, as well as Ndigbo, at home and in the diaspora.
the punch reports that Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma announced the development on her Instagram account on Wednesday night.
Buhari’s message of condolences is contained in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled President Buhari pays tribute to Professor Obiozor, Chairman General of Ohaneze.
According to Adesina, “describing his passing as an immeasurable loss to the country, the President notes that the former Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, High Commissioner to the Republic of Cyprus, Ambassador to the State of Israel, and former Director General, The Nigerian Institute of International Affairs exemplified leadership skills and values as a thoroughbred diplomat.
“The President believes that the contributions of the unique leader and staunch advocate of peace and stable politics, who has also held other strategic public offices, will never be forgotten.
“President Buhari is confident that all who mourn the death of the statesman, who commanded great respect among his peers in academia and foreign policy, will honor his memory by actively embracing his beliefs and ideas aimed at uniting Nigeria beyond of geopolitical considerations. ”
The President said that he has fond memories of meeting Prof. Obiozor on several occasions and values his fond sense of patriotism.
He therefore joined the Igbo nation in mourning the irreparable loss of this great son of Nigeria, even as he prays for the peaceful repose of the deceased’s soul.