Ogoni 9: Nigerian Govt. Considers Pardon For Ken Saro-Wiwa, others

Ogoni 9: Nigerian Govt. Considers Pardon For Ken Saro-Wiwa, others

The author and playwright Ken Saro-Wiwa and the rest of the Ogoni 9 may receive a post-humous state pardon by the President of Nigeria, General Muhammadu Buhari. Information Guide Nigeria

The president said this at a meeting with some Ogoni leaders at the State House, Abuja on Friday, saying the scenario that led to the death of the “Ogoni sons” was quite unfortunate.

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According to THE PUNCH, in Buhari’s words: “We are committed to ensuring clemency and national integration as part of this Administration’s bid to lay the foundation for genuine reconciliation and bring closure to the issues of Ogoni land.

“The unfortunate incidents of the early 1990s leading to the loss of lives of distinguished sons of Ogoni land and the collateral judicial processes are indelible in our memories. jamb results

Buhari also promised that his administration would help the Ogoni bring closure to past grievances, which will bring the indigenes closer to the federation.

“Despite the grievous circumstances, the Federal Government will consider the request for the grant of pardon to finally close the Ogoni saga,’’ Buhari added.

Saro-Wiwa with eight others from Ogoni land protested against the operating practices of the Royal Dutch Shell oil company, they were however killed by General Sani Abacha’s administration in 1995.

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Essien, Goodnews is a gruaduate of Communication Arts, University of Uyo, Uyo; Currently working at Infoguide Media as a news writer.

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