Okowa greets Edwin Clark at 94
Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday, congratulated Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark, on his 94th birthday, describing him as “a lifetime achiever.”
Okowa, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Olisa Ifeajika in Asaba while paying tributes to the elder statesman, said the Niger Delta people were grateful to the Clark, who is a respected voice on national issues for his unrelenting service to the region and the entire country.
He noted that his contributions were truly legendary and worthy of commendation, adding that Pa Clark remained a dogged, fearless and patriotic leader, who is always passionate about the interests of his people and peaceful co-existence of all Nigerians.
“As leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Clark coordinated the resolution of the militancy crisis in the Niger Delta, which culminated in unhindered oil production with its attendant positive effect on national revenues and cohesion.
“His regular counseling and leadership acumen contributed immensely to the stability, growth and development of the Niger Delta and the entire country.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I rejoice with our father and leader, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, on his 94th birth anniversary. I join his family members, associates and admirers all over the world to celebrate 94 years of accomplishments and fulfillment,” the governor said.
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