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Okowa, Bayoko, Alubeze extol Clark at 92

Governor   Ifeanyi Okowa of delta State, Head of Service of the state, Mr Reginald Bayoko, and Leader, Burutu Council Legislative Arm, Joseph Alubeze, have described Ijaw National Leader and elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, as an outstanding patriot, committed leader and a man of courage, whose wise counsels have contributed immensely to the stability, growth and development of Niger Delta in particular and Nigeria in general.

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E. K. Clark at 92: What can we offer him?

IT was a gathering at a news-stand, with members united by their frustrations at the economic stagnation and injustice that the Nigerian state has meted out to the Niger Delta the despite human and economic contributions it has made since 1956 when oil was discovered in the area. Crude oil is the mainstay of the nation’s unity and identity; without it there would be no Nigeria. In order to sustain its rapacious greed and extravagance, the Nigerian state has, through brutal military occupation and civilian conquest, kept oil and gas-rich Niger Delta in perpetual subjugation. This has been going on for  years as government continues in its seeming quest to milk the area dry of its rich oil and gas reserves. This insensitivity is unexplainable even as cries of marginalisation persist. This is where Chief Edwin Clark became the main issue in his quest for a redress.

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