Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma has confirmed the death of Professor George Obiozor, Chairman General of the main Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
He made it known in a statement on his Instagram page on Wednesday night.
Uzodimma said: “On behalf of the government and people of Imo State, I, Senator Hope Uzodimma, Executive Governor of Imo State, sadly announce the passing of a great son of Imo State and Nigeria, the Chairman General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, all over the world. , Prof. George OBIOZOR.
“A renowned academic, an outstanding diplomat, a statesman and a tenacious patriot, Professor George Obiozor recently passed away after a brief illness.
“The death of this prominent Igbo leader and former NIGERIAN Ambassador to the United States and the State of Israel is a great loss to Imo State, the South East and all of Nigeria.
“I have no doubt that both Nigeria and the international community will miss his profound intellectual contributions and sage advice on national and global issues.
“His burial arrangements will be announced in due course by the family.
Rest in peace his great and gentle soul.”
Earlier Wednesday, there was speculation about the death of the elderly statesman.
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