The Presidency on Monday announced the death of its Director of Information, Mr Justin Onuorah Abuah.
Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, who announced this, said Buhari had since sent a condolence message to the deceased’s family.
Abuah, born on Jan. 29, 1959, fondly called O.J, by all who knew and came in close contact with him, died on Aug. 14, in Abuja after a brief illness.
“The late Abuah had a long and rich career at the Presidency, where he served seven past Nigerian leaders since 1986 when he joined the State House media office.
“His many colleagues, friends and admirers will fondly remember him as the man behind several presidential statements and speeches; and he demonstrated a rare sense of calmness and candour in service,’’ the statement added.
According to the statement, burial arrangements will be announced later by the family.
A native of Asaba, Oshimili South Local Government Area of Delta, O. J. is survived by his wife, Loretta and three children (Chinedum, Chike and Amaechi).