The demise of Professor George Obiozor, the President General of the apex Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has been confirmed by the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma.
He made this recognized in an announcement on his Instagram web page on Wednesday evening.
Uzodimma stated, “On behalf of the Government and folks of Imo State, I, Senator Hope Uzodimma, the Executive Governor of Imo State, sorrowfully announce the passage of an important Son of Imo State and Nigeria, the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, worldwide, Prof George OBIOZOR.
“A famend educational, an distinctive diplomat, a statesman and a tenacious patriot, Prof George Obiozor handed on just lately after a short sickness.
“The demise of this foremost Igbo chief and former NIGERIA’S ambassador to the United States and the State of Israel, is a giant loss to Imo State, the South East and the total Nigeria.
“I have no doubt that each Nigeria and the worldwide neighborhood will miss his profound mental contributions and smart counsel on nationwide and international points.
“His burial preparations will be introduced in due course by the household
May his nice and mild soul relaxation in peace.”
Early on Wednesday, there had been speculations on the demise of the elder statesman.