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.
HRM (Engr.) Richardford Orukarebai Koroye was a native of Toru-orua community in the Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa state. During the 1970s and 1980s, he established himself as a highly accomplished engineer and made significant contributions to the development of the former Rivers State.
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.