In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 16th, October, 2020

Tears As Common Nigerian Poet, JP Clark Is Buried In Delta (Photograph)

Tears As Popular Nigerian Poet, JP Clark Is Buried In Delta (Photo)

JP Clark has been buried

JP Clark has been buried

 

An eminent Nigerian scholar and poet, Emeritus Professor of Literature, Prof. JP Clark -Bekederemo has been buried.

 

He was buried on Thursday in a solemn funeral at his Kiagbodo ancestral dwelling, Burutu Native Authorities Space of Delta State.

 

The quiet burial held at 11:30 p.m, precisely three days after his demise in keeping with his final want which included non-embalmment earlier than burial.

 

JP Clark joined his ancestors at 85 on Tuesday, October 13 in a Lagos hospital after a short sickness.

 

His stays had earlier arrived Kiagbodo at about eight:48 p.m on Thursday earlier than his burial ceremony commenced with the ferrying of his stays to his home alongside the Kiagbodo river by a picket boat.

 

The temporary funeral ceremony was attended by members of the Clark dynasty and some people from Kiagbodo according to his request to not be crowded throughout his funeral.

 

He was mentioned to have instructed his kids earlier than his passing to bury him inside three days of his demise in a quiet funeral devoid of a crowd.

 

It was gathered that his stays, saved in a brown-casket, arrived from Lagos by way of the Asaba Worldwide Airport earlier than an ambulance of the Delta State authorities introduced it to Kiagbodo.

 

A procession of mourners from Kiagbodo reportedly intercepted the physique of the late poet, rendering elegiac people songs of Ijaw to usher him again to the roots he had a lot portrayed in his literary works.

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Thereafter, a Christian service led by the senior pastor of Trinity Home, Victoria Inland, Lagos, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, who was represented by Pastor Jolomi Guoti and Pastor Ken Okochu, held with a disclosure that the late playwright met the Lord earlier than he handed, including that he was a present to humanity.

 

The deceased’s eldest baby and solely son, Elaye Clark, justified and expressed pleasure on the hurried burial ceremony being the final want of his father, commending Nigerians and the Clark household for the help and celebration of the renown literary big.

 

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