The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, has confirmed the death of the Ohanaeze President General, Ndigbo, worldwide, Prof George Obiozor.
Punch Metro had reported that Obiozor died of heart related disease on Monday.
The Imo state governor in a statement he personally issued on Wednesday, confirming the incident, said the deceased was 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”.