Former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has expressed sadness over the passing of President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide and former Nigeria’s ambassador to the United StatesProfessor George Obiozor, describing his death as a huge loss to the nation.
Dr. Jonathan stated this in a condolence message to the Obiozor family and the Government and people of Imo State in which he recounted Obiozor’s contributions to the growth and development of the nation.
The former President stated: “On behalf of my family, I commiserate with the Obiozor family, the Government and People of Imo State and Ndigbo in general on the passing of the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide Professor George Obiozor.
“Professor Obiozor was a great patriot whose love for the nation and his people knew no bounds in his selfless service towards the unity and development of our country.
“He was an accomplished diplomat, globally acclaimed scholar and prolific author with a reputation for charming intellectualism and boisterous engagements in international relations and academic research.
“He was a foremost nationalist and Igbo leader who continued to make remarkable impact even in retirement, having robustly deployed his wisdom, knowledge and experience in the last two years towards advancing the cause of Ndigbo and enhancing national integration, while serving as the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
“Professor Obiozor left enduring legacies and would be missed not only by his family and friends but by the diplomatic, academic and cultural communities across the world.”
S.A. to H.E. Dr. Goodluck Jonathan