Condolence Visit: We Will Make Mamamu’s Burial A Congress Affair – Prof Okaba

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By Binebai Princewill 

Apex sociocultural group of the Ijaw people under the aegis of Ijaw National Congress (INC) Worldwide, led by its national president Prof.  Benjamin Ogele Okaba had paid a condolence visit to late Chief Dr. S.Y Mamamu’s family and the people of Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom to condole with them on the demise of the rare icon. The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide can report.
Speaking on behalf of the national exco of INC and all structures of congress, Prof. Benjamin Ogele Okaba had vowed that considering the vital role played by late Chief S. Y Mamamu towards the growth and development of the INC and Ijaw nation at large, the INC under his watch will make the burial a congress affair. He assured the family and people of Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom that the presence of INC across the world will be heavily felt during the burial when the date is finally fixed.The INC while bemoaning the death of Mamamu had described the death as unfortunate and a big blow to the entire Ijaw nation, stressing that men with so much knowledge and wisdom like the late chief in Ijaw nation are few.Prof. Okaba stressed that the rare icon is leaving at a time the entire Ijaw nation and the INC needed his services the more, adding that as a great leader of congress, they will ensure that he gets a befiting burial. In his words: “on behalf of the 27 million Ijaw people home and abroad, as president of the Ijaw national Congress (INC), we have come to condole with the family of late Chief Dr S. Y Mamamu and the people of Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom on the demise of their father and son.  “91 years is not a joking matter, Mamamu was a true leader, as a former Western Zone Chairman, he always spoke well in national conventions, he has left behind a good legacy for his children, his name alone can open doors.“His death was a monumental loss to Ijaw nation, a big minus to Ijaw nation, he left when we needed him the most, he was supposed to be advising us, we will be live during his burial, His Excellency, Sen. Douye Diri,  Governor of Bayelsa State is also  hoping to contribute to his burial being a strong member of INC. We have truly lost a great man in Ijaw nation.” Prof. Okaba stated. Meanwhile, on his part Dr. Doubra Collins Okotete, Chairman Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Western Zone who was fully on ground with his exco members had asserted that the IYC Western Zone will make serious preparation to grace the burial ceremony of the late chief, adding that he has mentored a lot of people into becoming what they are today. Okotete maintained that the sage died when Ijaw youths still have a lot to learn from him, stating that he is happy that the chief left behind good legacies and that the entire Western Zone is proud of him. In his words: “on behalf of the 27 million Ijaw people home and abroad, as president of the Ijaw national Congress (INC), we have come to condole with the family of late Chief Dr S. Y Mamamu and the people of Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom on the demise of their father and son.  “91 years is not a joking matter, Mamamu was a true leader, as a former Western Zone Chairman, he always spoke well in national conventions, he has left behind a good legacy for his children, his name alone can open doors.“His death was a monumental loss to Ijaw nation, a big minus to Ijaw nation, he left when we needed him the most, he was supposed to be advising us, we will be live during his burial, His Excellency, Sen. Douye Diri,  Governor of Bayelsa State is also  hoping to contribute to his burial being a strong member of INC. We have truly lost a great man in Ijaw nation.” Prof. Okaba stated. Meanwhile, on his part Dr. Doubra Collins Okotete, Chairman Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Western Zone who was fully on ground with his exco members had asserted that the IYC Western Zone will make serious preparation to grace the burial ceremony of the late chief, adding that he has mentored a lot of people into becoming what they are today. Okotete maintained that the sage died when Ijaw youths still have a lot to learn from him, stating that he is happy that the chief left behind good legacies and that the entire Western Zone is proud of him. 

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