By Our Correspondent
The Ibe-soremowei of Ancient Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South West LGA of Delta State, Chief Comrade Sheriff Mulade has condoled with the Tolar’s family and the peace loving people of Kokodiagbene Community over the death of Rev. Dr. I.C Tolar which occured on Sunday June 28, 2020.
Chief Mulade said he received the news of Dr. Tolar’s death with great chock and surprise. He said Dr. Tolar was more than a father, describing him as a leader, mentor, and an inspirator to his achievements in life.
Chief Sheriff Mulade said Rev. Dr. I. C Tolar was a very resourceful and highly principled man with focus and detarmination, describing his death as a big blow to Kokodiagbene Community, Gbaramatu Kingdom and Ijaw Nation. He said the vacuum created by his death would be difficult to fill due to his dynamic nature and ways of doing things.
Quoting Acts 24:15, and John 5:28,29, Chief Mulade prayed God to guide and support, strengthen and grant the Tolar family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, as well as the faith that we shall meet again on resurrection day.
Chief Mulade who is the National Coordinator/CEO of Center for Peace and Environmental Justice CEPEJ, called on all Daltans, the Ijaw Nation, Chiefs and the people of Gbaramatu Kingdom to help condole the Tolar family through visits and messages in order to strengthen the bereaved.
He also appealed to the Traditional Council of Gbaramatu Kingdom to take charge of the burial arrangements and give Dr. Tolar a Kingdom Burial due to his unparalleled contributions to the development of the kingdom.
He ranked Dr. I. C Tolar among the likes of Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Mahatman Gandhi who continuously advocated for peace using the words of GOD.