FORMER Federal Commissioner for Information and Ijaw Leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has said that the National dialogue proposed by President Goodluck Jonathan
will not divide Nigeria, just as he stressed that critics of the President were shocked hearing that the Senator Femi Okuroumi-led National Advisory Dialogue Committee was set up.
Speaking, Monday, during the launch of the Edwin Kiagbodo Clark Foundation and 25 billion Naira Fund Raising Dinner for the proposed Edwin Clark University of Technology, Kiagbodo, Delta State and the Edwin Clark Centre for Youth Orientation and Development, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, the elderstasteman took a swipe at former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, for lampooning the President on the proposed conference.
He said: “The National Conference will not divide Nigeria. Before now, Tinubu and others were clamouring for a national conference. They are now shocked that the humane President agreed for a conference. Those who did not want it are shocked. The Yorubas believe in national conference, Asiwaju Tinubu is alone.”
Speaking on the Edwin Clark University of Technology, Chief Clark, who noted that he decided to embark on the project to contribute to humanity as well as see a situation where young men and women will come together from all over the country in his home town, Kiagbodo, and share knowledge, said that it was not set up for money as he was not looking for money at his age. He said that when he got to the Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton, venue of the launch, he was happy that all the chairs were occupied, adding, “donation or no donation, Nigerians have recognised me.”
On why he decided to establish a University at 86, he said, ” I had always thought of education as the best legacy.”