Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday, expressed deep shock over the demise of the son of renowned Nigerian environmental activist, late Ken Saro-Wiwa, in London. Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr, 47, reportedly passed on after suffering a stroke.
Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser, (Media & Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, described the death as a monumental loss not only to the people of Niger Delta, but to the country and the world at large.
He said: "I am shocked by the news of the untimely death of Saro-Wiwa Jr. This is one young man that has not only stepped into the shoes of his late father in fighting for the rights of the people, but has amply demonstrated his capacity as a leader in some of the private and national assignments undertaken by him. It is so sad that he left us too soon."
The Senate President commiserated with the immediate family of the deceased, the Government and people of Rivers State, the Niger Delta Region and the entire country over the unfortunate occurrence.
He also prayed God to grant the soul of the departed eternal rest.