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Michael and Cecilia Ibru varsity partners group on innovation hub


After consultations with leaders of thought and stakeholders in Urhoboland, the Michael and Cecilia Ibru Foundation has partnered the Urhobo Economic and Investment Group, to set up Urhobo Innovation Hub at the Michael and Cecilia Ibru University, Agbarha-Otor, Delta State.

The Urhobo Innovation Hub is centered to be the standard of excellence in raising developers and start-ups that will create jobs and make Urhoboland prosperous.

This idea was arrived at during the 2nd edition of the Urhobo Economic and Investment Summit, where leaders, stakeholders and patriotic sons and daughters agreed on the need for the formation of the hub.


The target industries of the hub are; Fintech, hospitality, agriculture, health, education, transportation, gaming and sports, while the programmes to be carried out at the hub are; entrepreneurship and innovation, soft skills, development, digital marketing, web development, mobile apps, programming, architectural design, digital marketing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and pyton, among others.

In an acceptance speech, President, Michael and Cecilia Ibru Foundation, Dr. (Mrs.) Cecilia Ibru, appreciated Urhobo Economic and Investment Group leadership, advisory board, and members for their good work.

“The Urhobo Innovation Hub is a welcome initiative and a vision that is birthed at the right time. The hub will serve as a panacea to reduce youth restiveness, insecurity, crime rate, and other social vices that have bedeviled Urhoboland.”

She called on other stakeholders, leaders, Urhobo sons and daughters at home and in the Diaspora to support the laudable idea towards replicating it across all Urhobo Local Councils, and localities where Urhobos are based.

Commenting on the partnership, the Convener, Urhobo Economic and Investment Group, Kingsley Ubiebi appreciated Cecilia Ibru for her generosity in making the Urhobo Innovation Hub become a reality. He appealed to all lovers of Urhobo nation to key into the project.


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