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‘Why Nigeria will remain proud of Michael Ibru’


Olorogun Michael Christopher Onajirevbe Ibru

Olorogun Michael Christopher Onajirevbe Ibru

The Senate yesterday reviewed the life of Olorogun Michael Ibru and submitted that his times were worthy of emulation. It added that the late patriarch of the Ibru family touched the lives of many even beyond his state.

Adopting a motion sponsored by Senators Ovie Omo-Agege (Labour, Delta Central) James Manager (PDP, Delta South) and Peter Nwaoboshi (PDP, Delta North), the Upper Chamber resolved to send a high-powered delegation to condole with the family of the deceased, government and people of Delta State, and also participate in his burial ceremonies.

Omo-Agege noted that Olorogun Ibru contributed greatly to constructing a solid foundation for corporate Nigeria, and as a result, lifted people with his personal wealth through employment creation, philanthropy, and not-for-profit investments in education.

He said the late Ibru was a gentle giant whose life summed up the amazing possibilities of the black race: a man who cared deeply about people and helped so many to come out of poverty.

He added that the late patriarch was a business mogul, genius, leader and mentor who, by divine providence and unique ‘Ibru touch’, inspired an entire generation of successful business leaders across Africa.

Senator James Manager said: “Olorogun Micheal Ibru was not a governor, he was not a senator, but he lived a very great life; a life that is great and large enough for him to be honoured by this Senate. And that is the reason the Senate caucus of Delta State resolved a motion in his honour.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said: “He was a very charming man. I believe that we should continue to honour people like these who have done so much for this great country. I pray that the family would continue to sustain the good name Olorogun Michael Ibru started.”

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