Group mourns Prof. George Obiozor, recounts his achievements

Thu, Dec 29, 2022
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By Kennedy Nnamani

THE Board of Trustees and members of the Cultural Credibility Development Initiative, CCDI, have expressed their condolences to the family and friends of late Prof. George Obiozor, President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide.

In a statement signed by Goddy Uwazurike, President and Steve Nwabuko, Secretary of CCDI respectively, the group described Prof George Obiozor as a great teacher, whose ideas resonated in most academic halls for brainstorming and analysis.

The group noted that late Prof. Obiozor grew to global stature of eminence by dint of hard work, diligent study, meritorious career path pursuit in his chosen field of excellence in Politics, Diplomacy and Government.

“His savvy in knowledge rendition elevated him to the position of Director General of Nigeria Institute of International Affairs, NIIA, where he became an essential source material for broadening the depth and scope of Nigeria’s foreign policy initiatives,” the statement said.

While recalling the achievements of Prof. Obiozor in NIIA, the group noted that the Federal Government of Nigeria drafted him as a non career Diplomat into Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, serving in Nigeria’s top notch Foreign missions in Cyprus, Israel and the United States of America as Nigerian Ambassador.

It added that Prof Obiozor put in over fifty years in teaching, research, planning, unveiling and practising the arts of Social order, good governance, diplomatic communication, nation building and international peace and conflict resolution.

Commenting on his service as the President General of Ohaneaze Ndigbo Worldwide from 2020, the group stated that he took over the association at a time Ndigbo is challenged with insecurity, neglect, marginalisation and fierce agitation for inclusion in the national leadership equation.

“It is in the course of serving his people that he got overwhelmed with stress which accompanies aging and more work. Prof George Obiozor gave his best services to Ndigbo and Nigeria in general,” the group said.