Justin Abuah, the director of information, State House, is dead, the presidency announced on Monday, August 15, 2016.

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, August 14, 2016 in Abuja after a brief illness.

Abuah, fondly called O.J, had a long and rich career at the Nigerian 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 Amaechi.

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

This is coming days after another aide to the president, Ayodele Adu, died.

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