The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya Tuesday paid tribute to late Olorogun Michael Onajirevbe Ibru, describing him as a modest and strong businessman.
In a statement issued in Lagos by his chief press secretary, Mr. Henry Ebireri, Igbuya consoled family and friends of the late Ibru, saying they should be glad because he had lived a worthy and fulfilled life.
He also urged members of his family to stand strong and united as they mourn Olorogun Ibru.
“Olorogun Micheal Ibru was a shrewd businessman with a good heart” he said.
Igbuya lauded Ibru’s great concern for the unity of Urhobo.
“Olorogun Michael Ibru as an international businessman, philanthropist, educator, a lover of children, grassroots organizer and community leader gained the respect, trust and love of the entire country and he will be greatly missed” the statement said.
Igbuya prayed Almighty God to grant the soul of the late businessman eternal rest and grant members of the family the strength to bear the loss.
Olorogun Michael Christopher Onajirhevbe Ibru, the patriarch of the Ibru family and Otota of Agbarha-Otor kingdom died earlier today
A statement by the family says one of Nigeria’s foremost business mogul passed on peacefully at a medical facility in the United States in the early hours of Tuesday, September 6, 2016.
He was aged 86