The National Coordinator, Centre for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ), Chief Comrade Sheriff Mulade, the Ibe-Soremowei of Gbaramatu kingdom, Warri south west local government area of Delta State, has described the death of Revd Dr. I.C Tolar, as a big blow to Kokodiagbene, Gbaramatu and the Ijaw Nation.
Revd Dr. I.C Tolar, was not just a father to Chief Mulade but an inspirator, leader and a mentor who contributed immensely to his achievements.
Reacting to the demise of Revd Dr. I.C, Tolar, Mulade said he was resourceful and a principled man with focus and determination.
Chief Mulade while consoling 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, he urged his family to remain strong.
Chief Mulade said he received the news of Dr. Tolar’s death with great shock and surprise.
He said the vacuum created by his death would be difficult to be filled 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 family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, as well as the faith that “we shall meet again on resurrection day”.
The CEPEJ National Coordinator and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), called on all Daltans, the Ijaw Nation, Chiefs and the people of Gbaramatu Kingdom to help condole the Tolar’s 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 what he described as “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 word of God.