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Northerners mourn Igbo leader George Obiozor –

Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has mourned the death of the president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, George Obiozor.

This is contained in a statement issued by ACF chairman Audu Ogbeh on Sunday in Kaduna.

The ACF described Mr Obiozor’s demise as a great loss to Nigeria, particularly when his exemplary leadership was in great need.

“The late Prof George Obiozor made a mark in diplomacy and scholarship. Having served in the United Nations and being part of the think-tank of the Olusegun Obasanjo administration, his domestic and global roles, no doubt, placed him in a position to lead the Igbo main socio-cultural group, Ohaaeze Ndigbo,” the northern group stated.

It added, “Departing at this moment when various groups and tendencies are reaching out to one another for national cohesion will, no doubt, impact Project Nigeria.”

The ACF described the former diplomat as a reconciliator, a person of depth and a strategist.

“He was the Ugwumba I of Orlu, a recipient of Grantee Albert Schweitzer Fellowship and Alice Stetten Fellowship of Columbia University School International Affairs, amongst others. He will be greatly missed,” explained the statement, noting that the leadership and “the entire membership of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) join millions of mourners of the late professor.”