In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 14th, October, 2020

Buhari, Obaseki Mourn Unhappy Dying Of Literary Large, JP Clark

Buhari, Obaseki Mourn Sad Death Of Literary Giant, JP Clark

JP Clark

JP Clark


The President of Nigeria and the Governor of Edo state have each mourned the demise of famend poet and Emeritus Professor of Literature, John Pepper Clark.


President Muhammadu Buhari and Godwin Obaseki each expressed unhappiness over the demise of the literary big.


Recall that JP Clark died on Tuesday at age 85.


The professor’s demise was introduced in a press release by Prof. C. C. Clark and Ilaye Clark.


It learn, “The Clark-Fuludu Bekederemo household of Kiagbodo city, Delta State, needs to announce that Emeritus Professor of Literature and famend author, Prof. John Pepper Clark, has lastly dropped his pen within the early hours of at present, Tuesday, 13 October, 2020.

“Prof. J. P. Clark has paddled onto the good past in consolation of his spouse, kids and sibling, round him.

“The household appreciates your prayers presently. Different particulars will probably be introduced later by the household.”


John pepper Clark Bekederemo, born on April 6, 1935, was one in all Nigeria’s foremost anglophone dramatists and poets.


In the meantime, the President, Main Normal Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday paid glowing tribute to a Clark, saying he left an indelible mark within the literary world.


 Buhari’s tribute to the deceased was contained in a press release by his Particular Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled “President Buhari pays tribute to JP Clark.”


The assertion reads partly, “President Buhari pays tribute to one in all Nigeria’s most interesting poets, dramatist and recipient of the Nigerian Nationwide Order of Benefit Award for literary excellence, whose repertoire of printed works depicts the onerous work of an ideal man, dedicated to a lifetime of writing, information and promotion of the indigenous tradition of the Ijaw nation.

“Acknowledging that Prof. J.P. Clark’s exit has, certainly, left an indelible mark within the literary world, President Buhari takes solace that his physique of literary works, which earned him recognition and respect each at residence and overseas, would proceed to encourage upcoming Nigerian writers to pursue literary excellence and flourish of their chosen vocation.”


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The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki,  additionally commiserated with the Clark’s household.


Obaseki described the deceased as an ideal educational and a celebrated poet, whose literary exploits introduced honour and nice respect to Nigeria.


He mentioned, “His writings mirrored society all by way of our improvement as a nation and he raised his pen when it mattered essentially the most to sentence societal ills that threatened our collective existence and development as a nation in addition to a continent.”


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