The Presidency on Monday announced the death of the Director of Information, State House, Mr. Justin Abuah.
According to a statement by the Special
Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the
deceased, aged 57, died on Sunday in Abuja after a brief sickness.
He said Abuah, fondly called O.J, 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.
“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 said.
A native of Asaba, Oshimili South Local
Government Area, Delta State, O.J who was born on January 29, 1959 is
survived by his wife, Loretta and three children (Chinedum, Chike and
President Muhammadu Buhari was said to have sent a condolence message to the bereaved family.
Adesina said burial arrangements would be announced later by the family.