By Timi Black, WARRI
Following the unfortunate death of Chief Dr. SY Mamamu, the Commissioner for Labour, Employment and Productivity, Bayelsa State, Hon. Stanley Braboke has commiserated with the family of late Mamamu, saying that his death was very unfortunate and shocking.
The commissioner in a statement signed by himself in Warri on Saturday, said the death of Chief Mamamu was a colossal lost as it was a big blow to Ijaw nation.
Hon. Braboke also extended his condolences to the good people of Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom and the entire people of Ijaw nation, stressing that Ijaws have truly lost an icon.
While explaining his encounter with late Chief Mamamu, the Commissioner said they worked together in 1994 to 1996 under the Ijaw National Youth Movement (INYM) which later metamorphosed to what is today Ijaw Youth Council (IYC).
He further stated that he consulted late Chief Dr. S.Y Mamamu for proper guardian and direction during the days of Izon-Ebe Oil Producing Communities Forum in 2004 to 2007 where he served as Public Relations Officer (PRO).
Hon. Braboke said Chief Mamamu was one of the foremost Ijaw leader then in Warri that stood side by side with PA Clerk for the Ijaw Nation.
Hon. Braboke said working with Chief Mamamu exposed him to lots of things in leadership, noting that the late chief was a man full of knowledge and unprecedented wisdom.
He lamented that Chief Mamamu died at a time Ijaw nation needed him most, narrating that he was a man with many positive colours.
“I received the news of his death with so much sadness, Ijaw nation have lost a fine brain, may the Lord Almighty grant the family and the entire people of Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom the fortitude to bear this great loss.” he added.