The President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, worldwide, Prof George Obiozor, has died. He was aged 80.Imo state Governor Hope Uzodimma announced his death on Wednesday. The cause of his death is unknown, but reports have it that Prof Obiozor had been battling ill health.
“A renowned academic, an exceptional diplomat, statesman, and a tenacious patriot, Prof George Obiozor passed on recently after a brief illness,” Uzodimma stated.
According to the governor, “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. The death of this foremost Igbo leader and former Nigeria ambassador to the United States and the State of Israel is a major loss to Imo state, the South East, and the entire Nigeria.
“I have no doubt that Nigeria and the international community will miss his profound intellectual contributions and wise counsel on national and global issues. His burial arrangements will be announced in due course by the family.”