The highest body covering all Ijaws on planet earth, operating under the aegis of the Ijaw National Congress (INC) have mourned over the demise of a highly respected academic figure, Amb. Prof. Lawrence Baraebibai Ekpebu.
The INC while mourning the death of the revered Prof. Ekpebu had stated that his death is not only painful, stressing that the entire Ijaw nation has lost a great academic colossus.
The Prof. Benjamin Okaba led Ijaw National Congress (INC) issued the condolence message to newsmen in Yenagoa earlier today via a statement signed by the INC Publicity Secretary, Engr. Ezonebi Oyakemeagbegha, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide.
The statement noted that the INC received news of Prof. Ekpebu’s death with rude shock, adding that Ijaw nation have truly lost a great scholar, maintaining that he will be greatly missed.
The statement reads in part: “In as much as death is inevitable, everyone must pass through it, when it comes, it comes with pains and sorrows to the affected family members, relations and friends.
“Prof Ekpebu’s wealth of experience will be missed by the Ijaw Nation, particularly at this period when the Ijaw nation needs her best brains.
“Prof. Ekpebu till date remains the only black to win 109 years graduation prize Scholarship from Harvard.”
The INC President, prays to God for the immediate family to have the fortitude to bear the loss as the Ijaw Nation mourns.