President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday mourned the death of the Director of Information, State House, Mr. Justin Onuorah Abuah, who died on Sunday in Abuja.
This is the second death among aides of the President in less than ten days. a few days ago, Ekiti born SSA on Economic Matters died in India of an undisclosed ailment.
A statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said President Buhari has sent a condolence message to the bereaved family.
Abuah, who was born on January 29, 1959, was fondly called O.J, by friends and associates.
The statement said: “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.
“A native of Asaba, Oshimili South local government area of Delta State, O.J is survived by his wife, Loretta and three children – Chinedum, Chike and Amaechi.
The statement said Abuah’s burial arrangements will be announced later by the family.