The death of the President of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, George Obiozor has been confirmed.
The development was confirmed in a statement released by the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma.
The statement released by Uzodinma on Wednesday night was titled, ‘Imo State Government Obituary Announcement’
The statement reads, “On behalf of the government and people 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.
“A renowned academic, an exceptional diplomat and statesman and a tenacious patriot, Prof George Obiozor passed on recently after a brief illness.
“The death of this foremost Igbo leader and former NIGERIA’S ambassador to the United States and the State of Israel is a big loss to Imo state, the 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.
“May his great and gentle soul rest in peace.”
The Imo State Government disclosed that the burial arrangement of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo president will be announced in due course by the family.