The Director of Information, State House, Mr Justin Onuorah Abuah, has been confirmed dead by the presidency.
A statement issued on Monday by Special Adviser to the President, Femi Adesina, disclosed that Mr Abuah died after a brief illness.
Mr Adesina revealed in the statement that Mr 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).
He said President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a condolence message to the bereaved family and that burial arrangements will be announced later by the family.
Mr Abuah died on Sunday, August 14, 2016.
He was born on January 29, 1959 and was a native of Asaba, Oshimili South Local Government Area, Delta State.
Fondly called O.J, by all who knew and came in close contact with him, the late journalist will be remembered by his many colleagues, friends and admirers as the man behind several presidential statements and speeches.
O.J is survived by his wife, Loretta and three children (Chinedum, Chike and Amaechi).