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Ohanaeze Ndigbo Leader, George Obiozor Dies At 80

 

Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma has announced the death of the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, Prof. George Obiozor.

He died at the age of 80.

His death was announced in a statement issued on Wednesday night by Uzodimma and titled, “Imo State Government Obituary Announcement”.

“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 the 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.

According to the statement by the state government, burial arrangements would be announced in due course by the family.

Obiozor was elected President General of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo on Sunday 9th January 2021.

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