Tinubu pays tribute to Ohaneze leader, Prof. Obiozor

Tinubu pays tribute to Ohaneze leader, Prof. Obiozor

By Oluwatope Lawanson, Lagos.

 

Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), on Thursday eulogised the departed President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, Prof. George Obiozor.

 

He stressed that Obiozor lived a distinguished life of service to Nigeria and to Ndigbo.

 

Tinubu conveyed the eulogies in a condolence message issued by his media aide, Mr Tunde Rahman, on Thursday in Lagos.

 

He said that the career of Prof. Obiozor made him one of the foremost patriots who served Nigeria with diligence, honour and integrity.

 

Obiozor was, at various times, Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, ambassador of Nigeria to the United States and Israel as well as High Commissioner of Nigeria to Cyprus.

 

Tinubu said that Obiozor’s death had robbed Nigeria of one of its finest statesmen.

 

“I am deeply saddened by the news of the death of Ambassador George Obiozor, President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide.

 

“This great Igbo leader and Nigeria’s elder statesman was a distinguished academic and diplomat, who served his people and entire country with honour, dedication and distinction.

 

“Ambassador Obiozor’s death at this time has again robbed our dear country of one of its finest public servants and committed leaders.

 

“As the leader of Ohaneze, he championed the cause of national unity and economic development, while seeking a more equitable and even-handed federation, where all the constituent units and ethnic groups can live together in peace and harmony.

 

“The ideals of a better and more inclusive country where justice and equity would prevail, for which Ambassador Obiozor lived, will forever be cherished,’’ he said.

 

The former governor of Lagos State extended his condolences to the family, government and people of Imo; the Ndigbo and all Nigerians, adding that the deceased served the country with pride and distinction

 

Tinubu prayed God to comfort Obiozor’s loved ones and all those he left behind, while granting his soul eternal rest.

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