Late Ijaw music icon and legend, King Robert Ebizimor is to be given a State burial.
The Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson announced this, while reacting to the news of the untimely and painful demise of the legendary singer.
The Governor expressed deep shock, sadness and total disbelief over the news of the death of King Robert Ebizimor in a ghastly road accident.
Reacting to the sad incident, Governor Dickson described King Ebizimor’s untimely death as a calamity and a monumental loss to Bayelsa State, the Ijaw nation and the people of the Niger Delta.
The Governor, who was visibly disturbed over the news, recalled with absolute nostalgia, his personal relationship with the legendary and amiable singer, whom, according to the Governor, gave his all to the growth and advancement of culture through his songs and the Ijaw nation.
Governor Dickson, who appointed the Late music maestro as his Special Adviser on Culture and Ijaw National Affairs, on assumption of office, noted with satisfaction, the role of King Ebizimor has played in promoting and propagating the cultural and traditional values of the Ijaw people, stressing that, his highly instructive and inspirational lyrics would be greatly missed by all true Ijaw men and women.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Bayelsa State