He was a distinguished and knowledgeable professor and diplomat hailing from the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Lawrence Baraebibai Ekpebu holds the distinction of being the first African graduate of Harvard University in the United States. Notably, he played a crucial role in the infrastructure development of the old Rivers State.
He hailed from both Otuabagi in Ogbia Kingdom and Ogbolomabiri of Nembe Kingdom. Excelling in the public service of Nigeria since the 1950s, he served as a highly effective administrative officer, leaving a lasting impact on the sector. Beyond his deep passion for his profession, he was known for his exemplary character, marked by goodness to an extraordinary degree, and a man who embodied contentment.
Ayibatari Mac-Fisi hails from Agbobiri-Okordia community, Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa state. He qualified as an impressive livestock and veterinary officer of old Rivers state. He also contributed towards the development of politics in Bayelsa state as he was once the Secretary, Yenagoa Local Government Council. Also, he kept giant imprint on the hearts many as he imparted them with his unquenchable kindness and love.
Chief (Barr) Aseyai Etifa was indeed an achiever and accomplished gentle man of many respects. He was an administrator par excellence, an educationist of rare breed, a Philanthropist, Elder Statesman, a high profile Politician with uncommon traits/pedigree, a seasoned bureaucrat.