The President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof. George Obiozor is dead.
Imo state governor, Hope Uzodimma announced his death in a statement made available to newsmen in Owerri on Wednesday.
The governor described late Obiozor, a former Nigerian Ambassador to the United States and Israel as “a renowned academic, an exceptional diplomat and statesman and a tenacious patriot” whose death is a big loss to Imo, the southeast and Nigeria in general.
He prayed God to grant his soul eternal rest.
“On behalf of the government and people of Imo state, I sorrowfully announce the passage of a great Son of Imo state and Nigeria, the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, worldwide, Prof George Obiozor.
“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,” Uzodimma said.
According to him, late Obiozor’s burial arrangements would be announced by the family in due course.