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Ohanaeze President-General, Obiozor, Dies at 80

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The President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof. George Obiozor, has died.

Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State announced the death in Owerri on Wednesday.

Uzodimma described Obiozor as a renowned academic, an exceptional diplomat and statesman, and a tenacious patriot.

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,” Governor Uzodinma wrote in a statement.

“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,” he continued.

The funeral plans for the late Obiozor would be announced soon by the family.

Prof. Obiozor was a former Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, Israel, and Cyprus.

Before then, he was the Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs.

He was elected as the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo on 9 January 2021.


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