Obaseki commiserates with Clark family over passing of literary icon

…says J.P. Clark was a great academic, celebrated poet

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has commiserated with the Clark-Fuludu Bekederemo family of Kiagbodo Town, in Delta State, over the passing of literary icon, Professor John Pepper Clark, whose death was announced by the family on Tuesday.

According to Obaseki, “Prof. John Pepper Clark was a great academic and a celebrated poet, who contributed immensely to Nigeria’s advancement through his numerous works.

“His literary exploits brought honour and great respect to Nigeria, and his contributions to literature and education in general will outlive many generations.

“His writings mirrored the society all through our development as a nation and he raised his pen when it mattered the most to condemn societal ills that threatened our collective existence and advancement as a nation as well as a continent,” the governor added.

“My heart goes out to the Clark family at this time, and I urge them to find solace in the impactful life Prof. John Pepper Clark lived. We thank God for giving us a man of such rare talent and may his soul rest in peace,” Obaseki said.

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