President Muhammadu Buhari recently took to his official Facebook handle to reveal that his administration and the Federal Government(FG) will consider the request for the grant of pardon to finally close the infamous Ogoni saga. The President received His Majesty King Godwin N.K. Giniwa, and his entourage at the presidential villa, Abuja to discuss and bring closure issues of Ogoni Land.
President Muhammadu Buhari receives His Majesty King Godwin N.K. Giniwa, and his entourage at the presidential villa:
Photos credit: President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Muhammadu Buhari reminisced the unpleasant and unfortunate incidents in the early 1990s that lead to the loss of lives of indigenous people of Ogoni Land during the Ogoni saga.
This was the saga that claimed the lives environmental activist, Ken Saro Wiwa and other prominent people. President Muhammadu Buhari said that a request for a pardon to finally close the Ogoni saga will be considered by the Federal Government.
Ken Saro Wiwa:
Photo credit: Punch Newspapers.
“Yesterday at the State House I received a delegation of Ogoni Leaders, led by the President of the Supreme Council of Ogoni Traditional Rulers, His Majesty King Godwin N.K. Giniwa”.
“I made it clear to them that we are committed to ensuring clemency and national integration as part of our 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”.
“Despite the grievous circumstances, the Federal Government will consider the request for the grant of pardon to finally close the Ogoni saga”. President Muhammadu Buhari wrote concerning the Ogoni saga.
Source: President Muhammadu Buhari.
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