“No one is in doubt of your commitment to nation-building. You have immensely contributed to Nigeria’s growth both as a public servant and as a private citizen, offering counsel to several administrations”
By Angel James, May 25, 2020.News/comments.
One of the finest elder statesmen in the country, Chief Edwin Clark, was born on May 25, 1927. He is a nationalist, leader of the Ijaw nationality, and politician from the oil each region of the south-South zone , Delta State, Nigeria, who worked with the administrations of the Military Governor ,Late Samuel Ogbemudia (1932 – 2017) and former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon between 1966 and 1975. The Elder statesman clocks 93 today, as family members rejoice and thank God. Meanwhile, in a warm facilitation to Chief Clarke, is Former President Goodluck Jonathan, and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, the Deputy President of the Senate, who described Chief Clarke as a blessing to humanity and National Patriot.
Jonathan in his separate congratulatory message stressed: “I felicitate with you, your family, and the entire Ijaw nation on the occasion of your 93rd birthday. “You are a great patriot, an exemplary leader who has contributed so much to Nigeria’s unity and political stability, especially in the Niger Delta. “As an elder statesman, you are an ambassador of peace, truth, and justice. Even at old age, you have continued to be an inspiration to Nigerians of different generations. As you celebrate, I wish you more years of God’s guidance, peace and sound health. On behalf of my family, I wish you a happy birthday.”
On his part, Senator Omo-Agege reiterated the roles played by Chief Clarke in nation building and wish the Nigerian Patriot well. His message reads through his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yomi Odunuga, , “I heartily felicitate with you, your family and join your friends, associates and innumerable admirers to celebrate with you on your birthday and wish you good health and greater prosperity in the years ahead. “No one is in doubt of your commitment to nation-building. You have immensely contributed to Nigeria’s growth both as a public servant and as a private citizen, offering counsel to several administrations.”
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