Buhari Consoles Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr’s Widow
By Ebitonye Akpodigha
President Muhammadu Buhari has consoled the widow of the environmental activist, Mr Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr, who died on Tuesday, October 18, 2018 after a brief illness.
Mr Buhari, in a statement issued on Thursday afternoon in Abuja by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, assured the woman that her family was not alone in mourning the passage of the illustrious son of Ogoni land.
In a telephone call on Thursday, the President, while consoling the widow and her children, enjoined them to take solace in the knowledge that their late husband and father lived to see the beginning of the restoration of the devastated ecosystem of Ogoni land, a struggle which he had inherited from his late father, Mr Ken Saro-Wiwa.
President Buhari urged the widow to remain emotionally strong and resilient at this sad period in the life of the family, stressing that Mr Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr did not die in vain, as his earthly exploits will remain evergreen in national consciousness.
Mr Buhari’s phone call followed his condolence message on Wednesday, in which he extolled the achievements of the late author and journalist.