Buhari mourns with family and friends of literary icon, Prof. Isidore Okpewho

Buhari mourns with family and friends of literary icon, Prof. Isidore Okpewho

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President Muhammadu Buhari has on Thursday joined the family and friends Prof. Isidore Okpewho, to mourn the death of the literary icon who passed on at the age of 74.

A statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Pulicity, Mr Femi Adesina, reads, “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,  Buhari said, the late Okpewho brought pride and glory to the 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, would continue to inspire younger writers in Nigeria and across the world.

“President Buhari prays that the almighty God would grant him eternal rest, and also comfort his family.”

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