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Ohanaeze president general, George Obiozor is dead

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Late ambassador George Obiozor

George Obiozor, president-general of apex Igbo sociocultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, is dead

The octogenarian reportedly died on December 26th.

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State announced this in a statement, Wednesday night.

He said, “On behalf of the Government of Imo State, I, Sen. Hope Uzodimma, the Executive Governor of Imo State, sorrowfully announce the passage of a great son of Imo State and Nigeria, the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Prof George Obiozor,” he said in the statement.

Mr Uzodinma described the deceased as “an exceptional diplomat and a tenacious patriot.”

The governor said Mr Obiozor’s demise was a big loss to the state, South-east and entire Nigeria.

“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,” Mr Uzodinma stated.

He said Mr Obiozor’s burial arrangements will be announced in due course by the family.

The announcement has ended days of speculations about the death of Mr Obiozor, who was reported to have died on Monday at his residence in Imo State.


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