Presidency announces death of information director

Presidency announces death of information director
August 15 16:13 2016

By Abdulrahman Abdulraheem

The Presidency has announced the death of its Director of Information, Justin Abuah who died on Sunday.

According to Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, Abuah died after a brief illness.

Abuah who died at the age of 57, worked in the State House for over two decades, serving seven Nigerian leaders.

“Born on January 29, 1959, Mr Abuah, fondly called O.J, by all who knew and came in close contact with him, died on Sunday, August 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 from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)

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,” Adesina stated.

A native of Asaba, Oshimili South Local Government Area, Delta State, the late information officer is survived by his wife, Loretta and three children (Chinedum, Chike and Amaechi).

Adesina added that President Muhammadu Buhari had sent a condolence message to the bereaved family.