Literary Icon, Elechi Amadi, Laid to Rest


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Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt

Thousands of people, including renowned authors, thronged Mgbodo village in Aluu Community, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State, on Saturday to pay their last respect as the remains of literary icon, Capt. Elechi Amadi (Rtd.), was laid to rest in his country home.

The leadership of the Association of Nigerian Authors was represented by its President, Denja Abdullahi, former presidents, Dr Wale Okediran and Odia Ofeimun, and renowned poet, John Pepper Clark also attended the burial.

The burial was a culmination of a week-long activities organised by the Rivers State to bid the late writer a state burial.

In his funeral oration, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, renamed the Port