Buhari Mourns Saro-wiwa Jnr
BEVERLY HILLS, October 19, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his heartfelt condolences to the Saro-Wiwa family as well as the government and people of Rivers State on the death of Ken Saro-Wiwa Jnr.
The President, in a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, also commiserated with the people of Ogoni Kingdom over the passage of their illustrious son, author and environmental activist, who was an ardent believer in the unity, progress and stability of his community.
He joined them in mourning the sudden and painful passing of a promising Nigerian whose willingness and dedication to the clean-up of Ogoni land inspired a healing process in Nigeria after the death of his father, Ken Saro-Wiwa.
“As the world mourns Saro-Wiwa Jnr, the President believes the commitment of the journalist in serving three Nigerian presidents in various capacities clearly exemplifies his patriotism, statesmanship and foresightedness,” the statement read.
“President Buhari, who has initiated the process of cleaning up the Niger Delta region, urges family, friends and associates to honour Saro-Wiwa's memory by making his dream of an environmentally safe, secured and prosperous Ogoni land a reality.
“The President prays that the Almighty God will comfort all who mourn the deceased and grant his soul eternal rest.”
Story by Oputah David