Edwin Clark’s Younger Brother, Akporode Is Dead

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The youthful brother of Nigerian nationalist Edwin Clark, Blessing Akporode Clark, has died.

Naija Information gathered that Akporode Clark handed away on Tuesday in Nigeria’s industrial capital, Lagos.

The previous Everlasting Consultant of Nigeria to the United Nations at New York died at age 92.

His loss of life was confirmed in an announcement signed by Dr. Christopher C. Clark for the household and made obtainable to newsmen late Tuesday evening.

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The deceased had served in numerous capacities, together with as Nigeria’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and Everlasting Consultant to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), Ambassador to Switzerland and Everlasting Consultant to the United Nations in Geneva, and Nigerian Ambassador.

The assertion, which confirmed the Diplomat’s loss of life, learn: “The Bekederemo-Fuludu-Clark household of Kiagbodo City within the Burutu Native Authorities Council of Delta State, announce with profound disappointment, the passing onto the glory of Nigeria’s foremost Diplomat, Ambassador Blessing Akporode Clark, CON, as we speak, twenty sixth July 2022 in Lagos. He was aged 92 years.

“At a number of occasions in his Diplomatic profession, he was Nigeria’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and Everlasting Consultant to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), Ambassador to Switzerland and Everlasting Consultant to the United Nations in Geneva, Nigerian Ambassador and Everlasting Consultant to the United Nations, New York.

“He was one among Nigeria’s main multilateralists and rose to grow to be Everlasting Secretary of the then Ministry of Exterior Affairs. He was one of many vital international personalities within the struggle in opposition to Apartheid and Racial Discrimination; and a number one world knowledgeable on Disarmament.

“Since 1999, till his loss of life, he served as a Member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on International Relations.

“Ambassador Clark was a mentor to Nigeria’s Diplomatic Service, and for 50 (fifty) years, helped to form Nigeria’s overseas coverage.”

Naija Information understands that the diplomat is survived by his elder brother, Chief Edwin Clark and different relations.

The household has promised to replace most people on burial preparations.

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