Twenty seven years after his execution, the late environmental right activists Ken Saro-Wiwa was honoured in his hometown Bane with a posthumous awards for his bravery and courage to speak truth to Nigeria state and multi national oil companies in the defence of environmental degredation as a result of oil and gas exploration and exploitation in Ogoni land.
The late activists was honoured by a non governmental organisations, the optimistic outlook initiative for Niger Delta at the Ken saro-wiwa memorial garden Khanna Local government area of Rivers State.
The late kenule Benson popularly known as Ken Saro-Wiwa was an award-winning human rights activist who met his untimely death in 1995 while fighting against the environmental degradation and the survival of the Ogoni people under the administration of Military head of state, late Sani Abacha.
Twenty seven years after his execution by military junta, a non governmental organisations, the optimistic outlook initiative for Niger Delta says the posthumous award was to keep the memory of a man that brought the struggle of environmental injustices done to the people of Niger Delta Region to a limelight.
Received the award, the coordinator of Ken sarowiwa memorial centre, Dumsyl Aminikpo while commending the facilitator of the award, admonished those entrusted with the people’s mandates to learn to make sacrifices for the wellbeing of their people instead of self self-aggrandizement.
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