With respect to the Ijaw people who are one of the most ancient people on the planet, Isaac Boro is annually celebrated and this year the Boro Day Celebration was held on May 16.
Isaac Boro is predominantly known for being one of the pioneer revolutionary fighters who were trying to see to the autonomy of the Niger Delta, most especially, the Ijaw group who are a minority ethnicity.
One of the first steps he took to approaching this revolutionary stance was to announce the secession of the Niger Delta and calling it the Niger Delta Republic.
Oil in the Niger Delta had been discovered in 1956 and commercial sales had started in earnest during 1958. However, government officials explored the production of oil without giving much recognition to the people whose oil they exploited.
Isaac Boro is undeniably an inspiration to have led some of the freedom fighting as people like Ken Saro Wiwa might not have discovered their revolutionary bone without him.
This year, during the celebration of Isaac Boro in Kaiama, Governor Douye Diri restated that Bayelsa people have not forgotten how Boro fought and died for a course that included all minority groups in the Niger Delta.
This goes to show that Boro who did not experience life outside the 1960s is being revered to date. A number of social media pages and groups with an average of 800 likes and 200 members have been created in memory of Boro.
This guarantees that even though youths of the 21st century did not get to experience many revolutionary movements in modern Nigeria, the stories of freedom fighters have been passed down from generation, and we have come to acknowledge his legacy.
One of the events created in memory of Isaac Boro is the Isaac Adaka Boro Memorial Festival which featured a number of entertaining events including a beauty pageantry competition.
The acknowledgement of Boro might not be pervading the whole of Nigeria, however, the Niger Delta most certainly revere him till date