Kiagbodo, in Ijaw area of Delta State
Founder, Edwin Clark Foundation; Edwin Clark University, Kiagbodo
Commissioner for Education, Mid-Western State (now Delta 1968-71; Commissioner for Finance and Establishment, Bendel State, 1972-75; Federal Commissioner for Information, January-July, 1975; Chairman of Council and Pro-Chancellor, University of Benin, 1970-75; Director, Bendel Brewery, 1972-74; Chairman, Bendel Line, 1973-74; Chairman, Bendel Delta Boatyard, 1973-74; Pro-Chancellor, University of Technology, Minna, 1983; Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1979-83;
member of National Executive Committee, banned National Party of Nigeria (NPN); Traditional
Ebi-Ebekekere, Owei of Western Ijaw; Iyalaje of Oke-Ona Egba
reading, swimming, tennis
Clark’s involvement in the political process began during the pre-independence period when he was elected a Councillor for Bomadi in 1953. Clark later joined NCNC. While a student at Holborn College, he was active in the West African Student Union.
After the military coup of January 1966, Clark was among a group of delegates from the Mid-West who opposed any ideas of confederation that were raised at an ad-hoc constitutional conference constituted by Gowon in 1966. The delegation’s mandate was Nigerian unity and when proposals of a loose federation were tabled the regions delegates asked for adjournment. He was later appointed Midwestern commissioner of Education and later Finance. As commissioner for education, he was active in the establishment of a Mid-west College of Technology that became the foundation of University of Benin.
During the second republic, he was a member of the national executive committee of NPN and was the Bendel State treasurer of the party. In 1983, he was an elected senator for three months at the twilight of the Shagari administration
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