by Stanley Azuakola
This has been one heck of a week for the Abacha clan. First, the late General Abacha got honoured by the Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson. He got a housing complex, an auditorium and a road named after him. That same night, it was son, Mohammed’s turn.
The Bayelsa State Government honoured Mohammed, son of former Military Head of State, the late Gen. Sani Abacha, with the highest title in Ijaw land — Izon Ebidouwei of Ijawland. The title means “One who seeks the good of Ijawland”.
The son of the late dictator was also presented with the flags of the Ijaw Nation in a reception dinner which held in the Banquet Hall of the Government House in Yenagoa.
Abacha was invited by Dickson to be part of the 16th anniversary celebration of the state, which was created by his father, Sani Abacha.
Explaining the reasoning behind the honour, Dickson said that the state and the Ijaw nation in general will continue to honour the late Abacha because of the bold step he took by creating Bayelsa State, a development he said has not only “opened up Ijaw-land, but has made the Izon man proud.”
The governor urged his guest to build a family house in Yenagoa, as he is now an indigene of Bayelsa State.