President Muhammadu Buhari has consoled the widow of the environmental activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr., assuring that her family is 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, Ken Saro-Wiwa.
President Buhari urged the widow to remain emotionally strong and resilient at this sad period in the life of the family.
He stressed that Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr. did not die in vain, saying his earthly exploits would remain evergreen in national consciousness.
The President’s telephone call followed his condolence message on Wednesday, in which he extolled the achievements of the late author and journalist.
He described the deceased as a promising Nigerian whose willingness and dedication to the clean-up of Ogoni land inspired a healing process in Nigeria after the death of his father.