Nubian Jak honours Ibru patriarch with ‘Blue Heritage Plaque’ in UK
The Nubian Jak Community Trust (NJCT) has honoured the late popular Nigerian billionaire, industrialist and patriarch of the famous Ibru family, Olorogun Michael Ibru, with the prestigious “Blue Heritage Plaque” in Britain.
Olorogun Ibru, who hailed from Agbarha-Otor Kingdom in Delta State, is the first Nigerian to be honoured with the “Blue Heritage Plaque” for his exemplary life and contributions to the development of Britain.
The Urhobo-born business merchant was honoured with the plaque at the weekend at his former Kensington home where he lived for 33 years. Born December 25, 1930, Michael Ibru died on September 6, 2016 in America. He was a Nigerian philanthropist and head of the Ibru organisation, one of the largest conglomerates in Nigeria.
The late Olorogun Ibru joins the likes of world-renowned Reggae musician, Bob Marley and Bermuda-born abolitionist and author, Mary Prince, to be recipients of the group’s award since Nubian Jak came into existence in 2006.
NJCT is a commemorative plaque and sculpture scheme founded by Jak Beula that highlights the historic contributions of black and minority ethnic people in Britain.
The first NJCT heritage plaque, honouring Bob Marley, was unveiled in 2006 after “two years of research and behind the scenes negotiating.” The scheme has been run and managed by the not-for-profit organisation Nubian Jak Trust Ltd since August 2016, with a remit to commemorate and celebrate the diverse history of modern Britain. Its objectives include the promotion of social equality and to encourage activities that promote cultural diversity in society.