State House Press Release – President Muhammadu Buhari commiserates with the family and friends of literary icon, Prof. Isidore Okpewho,
who passed on at the age of 74.
The President joins the people and Government of Delta State, the academia and the literary world in mourning the loss of the multiple award winning and exceptionally brilliant scholar who lived a simple, dignified and exemplary life.
As one of the winners of the Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM) in 2010, President Buhari affirms that the late Okpewho brought pride and glory to his country through inspiring novels, teaching skills and mentoring of young writers.
The President believes the legacies of discipline, hard work and honesty which shaped the life and times of the scholar, and were interpreted in his works, will continue to inspire younger writers in Nigeria and across the world.
President Buhari prays that the almighty God will grant him eternal rest, and also comfort his family.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
September 8, 2016.