Governor Seriake Dickson has reassured the family of the late King Robert Ebizimor of the government?s resolve to give the Ijaw music maestro a befitting state burial.
Governor Dickson gave the assurance, when he paid a condolence visit to the family of the legendary singer at his hometown, Angalabiri in the Sagbama Local Government Area of the State.
Hon. Dickson, who recalled the sad incident, described the Late Singer as a proud, committed and loving Ijaw man, who used his God given talent to project, propagate and give greater meaning and appreciation for the culture and tradition of the Ijaw people.
He stated that, King Robert Ebizimor took the culture and tradition of the Ijaw people to an all time high and will be greatly missed by the present and generations yet unborn, stressing that, his musical lyrics and rhythms were not only inspirational, but full of life transforming lessons.
While praying God Almighty to grant his immediate family and community the strength and courage to bear the loss, he noted that, King Ebizimor?s untimely death has created a big vacuum in the musical and cultural arena of the Ijaw nation.
?As a government and as a people, Bayelsa State and the Ijaw nation are pained by the untimely passing of King Robert Ebizimor. He was our hero in every respect, because there was hardly any Ijaw man, woman, boy and girl that, did not appreciate his music or the message that came with his songs in one way or the other.
In addition to all of that, he was very knowledgeable about the culture and tradition of our land and people and the majority of his songs were of general purpose in nature and that was what made him stand out in the crowd and was rightly regarded as the ?Numo Pere? of Izonland?
According to Governor Dickson, the government will put structures in place to always keep the memory of his good works to Bayelsa State, the Ijaw nation and Nigeria in general.