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Buhari, Saraki, mourn Saro-Wiwa’s son


Ken Saro-Wiwa
President Muhammadu Buhari has extended condolences to the Saro-Wiwa family as well as the government and people of Rivers State on the death of their son, Ken.

He, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina yesterday, also commiserated with the people of Ogoni Kingdom over the passage of Ken Saro-Wiwa (Jnr), their illustrious son, author and environmental activist, who he said was an ardent believer in the unity, progress and stability of his community.

According to the statement, Buhari joins the family 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.

The President, who has initiated the process of cleaning up the Niger Delta region, urged the 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.

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, described the death as a monumental loss not only to the people of Niger Delta, but to the country and the world at large.

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