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The Guardian Newspaper (Nigeria): Saro Wiwa’s son named presidential adviser

(Published by The Guardian Newspaper Nigeria, on Friday June 02, 2006)

PRESIDENT Olusegun Obasanjo has appointed Mr. Ken Saro Wiwa Jnr. as his special adviser on peace, conflict resolution and reconciliation.

The appointment, which according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has since been conveyed to the son of the renowned environmentalist and *Ogoni rights crusader, the late Ken Saro Wiwa, took effect from yesterday.

An authoritative source at the presidency confirmed in Abuja that Obasanjo had directed the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Ufot Ekaette, to issue Saro Wiwa Jnr. his letter of appointment.
Meanwhile, the next Ministerial breakfast meeting with the President will hold on June 9, at the Aso Rock Villa at 7.30a.m., the source further said.

The meeting, earlier slated for today, was postponed due to Obasanjo’s engagements outside Abuja.

Added By *The Ogonis are 500,000 in number and Ogoniland is in the Niger Delta of Nigeria. The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) is a developmental and cultural organisation of the Ogoni People.  It is a non-governmental and non-political organisation and its aim is to educate Ogonis on their human rights, promote democratic awareness and protect the Ogoni environment while struggling non-violently for justice for the indigenous people of Ogoni.

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