Former Chairman Goodluck Jonathan expressed his sadness at the passing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide Chairman General and former Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, Professor George Obiozor, describing his death as a great loss to the nation.

Jonathan expressed this in a condolence message obtained by journalists on Thursday night to the Obiozor family and the Government and people of Imo State in which he recounted Obiozor’s contributions to the growth and development of the nation.

He said: “On behalf of my family, I sympathize with the Obiozor family, the government and the people of Imo and Ndigbo State in general on the passing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide Chairman General Professor George Obiozor.

“Professor Obiozor was a great patriot whose love for his country and his people knew no limits in his selfless service to the unity and development of our country.

“He was an accomplished diplomat, a world-acclaimed scholar, and a prolific author with a reputation for charming intellectualism and boisterous engagements in international relations and academic research.

“He was a prominent Igbo and nationalist leader who continued to make a remarkable impact even in retirement, having solidly deployed his wisdom, knowledge and experience over the past two years to advance the Ndigbo cause and enhance national integration, while serving as president- General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

“Professor Obiozor left lasting legacies and would be missed not only by his family and friends, but also by the diplomatic, academic and cultural communities around the world.”

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