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George Obiozor: Buhari Pays Tribute To Late Ohanaeze President-General

Upon learning of the loss of Professor George Obiozor, the President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the premier Igbo socio-political group, expressed his condolences.

Buhari sent his sincere condolences to Obiozor’s family, the administration of Imo State, and all Ndigbo, both at home and abroad.


He referred to his passing as an immeasurable loss to the nation and said that the former Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) and former Ambassador of Nigeria to the United States, High Commissioner to the Republic of Cyprus, Ambassador to the State of Israel, and High Commissioner to the United States all exemplified leadership qualities and values as thoroughbred diplomats.

According to a statement from Femi Adesina, Buhari’s spokesperson, the president is of the opinion that the contributions of the exceptional leader and ardent advocate of peace and a stable democracy, who also held other crucial public roles, will never be forgotten.

The statement reads: “President Buhari trusts that all who mourn the demise of the statesman, who commanded great respect among his peers in the academia and foreign policy arena, will honour his memory by actively embracing his beliefs and ideas geared towards uniting Nigeria beyond geo-political considerations.

“The President has fond memories of meeting Prof. Obiozor on several occasions, and values his endearing sense of patriotism.”

He prayed for the deceased’s soul to rest in peace as he mourned with the Igbo nation the irreparable loss of this magnificent son of Nigeria.

Obiozor, who had struggled with heart problems, reportedly passed away on December 26, 2022.

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