The Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, has joined many notable
Nigerians, especially in the political circle, to congratulate a
distinguished Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, as he clocks
In his congratulatory message to the elder statesman, Governor Obaseki
described him as “a seasoned administrator, great politician, elder
statesman, dynamic Ijaw leader, university proprietor and
educationist, lawyer and advocate of the people, and solid bridge
builder across Nigeria”. All of these, he pointed out, are landmark
avenues through which the respected leader has contributed to his
people, the South-south region, and to Nigeria.
The governor praised Chief E. K. Clark for his unwavering commitment
to the struggles for justice and fairness for minority groups and for
the progress of Nigeria.
He wished him “great vigour and sound health, and sage hood” as he
takes his place among other eminent nonagenarians. He implored him to
continue to give of himself in service to the overall good of
humankind. Nigeria at present, the governor observed, is in dire need
of the insights and wisdom of elders like Chief Clark.
Chief E. K. Clark, the founder of Edwin Clark University (ECU)
Kiagbodo, Delta State, was born on May 25, 1927, at Eriawvarien in the
present Ughelli South local government area of Delta State. ELANZANEWS.M