Mr Justin Onuorah Abuah, Director of Information, in Nigeria’s presidency, Abuja has passed on.
His death was announced today by Mr. Femi Adesina, special adviser on media and publicity in the presidency.
President Muhammadu Buhari, Adesina said, has sent a condolence message to the bereaved family.
Born on 29 January 1959, Mr Abuah, fondly called O.J, by all who knew and came in close contact with him, died 14 August in Abuja after a brief illness.
Abuah, who was educated at the University of Lagos, had a long and rich career at the Presidency, where he served seven 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.
A native of Asaba, Oshimili South Local Government Area, Delta State, O.J is survived by his wife, Loretta and three children, Chinedum, Chike and Amaechi.
Burial arrangements will be announced later by the family.