President Muhammadu Buhari said he is deeply saddened by the death of Prof. George Obiozor, the President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo worldwide.
His feelings were conveyed via a statement issued by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, on Thursday in Abuja.
The president extended heartfelt condolences to Obiozor’s family, the government and the people of Imo as well as Ndigbo, at home and in Diaspora.
Buhari described the demise of the former Ambassador of Nigeria to the U.S., High Commissioner to the Republic of Cyprus and Ambassador to the State of Israel, as an immeasurable loss to the country.
He noted that the former Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) had exemplified leadership skills and values as a thoroughbred diplomat.
According to him, the contributions of the unique leader and strong proponent of peace and a stable polity, who also held other strategic public positions, would never be forgotten.
Buhari recalled fond memories of meeting Obiozor on several occasions and value his endearing sense of patriotism.
He joined the Igbo nation in ”mourning the irreparable loss of this great son of Nigeria,” even as he prayed for the peaceful repose of the soul of the deceased.