ROTIMI FADEYI, ABUJA
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Professor George Obiozor on his election as the new President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
Welcoming the new position of Nigeria’s former Ambassador to the United States, Israel and Cyprus, the President urged the eminent diplomat and scholar to deploy his immense experience within and outside government to forge greater unity of the country,
The congratulatory message of the President was contained in a statement issued on Monday by his Senior Special Assisant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.
According to the President, “Given Prof. Obiozor’s rich background, especially, in international affairs and pan-Nigerian commitment, I have little doubt that his election is well-deserved and will serve not only the interest of Ndigbo, but also that of his fatherland.”
“We need all hands to be on deck for this country to move forward in peace and unity,” the President adds.
While wishing the former Director-General, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) a successful tenure, Buhari enjoined Obiozor to be a “unifying force beyond his immediate constituency.