By Mathew Dadiya, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has, on behalf of the Federal Government, extended deepest condolence to the Clark-Fuludu Bekederemo family on the passing of renowned writer and Emeritus Professor of Literature, Prof.
President Buhari pays tribute to one of Nigeria’s finest poets, dramatist and recipient of the Nigerian National Order of Merit Award for literary excellence, whose repertoire of published works depicts the hardwork of a great man, devoted to a lifetime of writing, knowledge and promotion of the indigenous culture of the Ijaw nation.
The President, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, acknowledged that Prof. J.P. Clark’s exit has, indeed, ”left an indelible mark in the literary world.”
Buhari took solace that Clark’s body of literary works, which earned him recognition and respect both at home and abroad, would continue to inspire upcoming Nigerian writers to pursue literary excellence and flourish in their chosen vocation.
The President said that his thoughts and prayers are with the family of the departed patriot, the government and people of Delta State and the literary community in the country.
He prayed for the peaceful repose of the soul departed.