Ex-president Jonathan tributes to the Ibru Family | Felix Omoko's Blog

Goodluck Jonathan

Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has expressed grief over the demise of Olorogun Michael Ibru, describing the late patriarch of the Ibru dynasty as a successful businessman, who blazed the trail in local entrepreneurship.

He released a condolence message to the Ibru family and the people and Government of Delta State, said that Olorogun Michael Ibru led an exemplary life of humility, despite his vast resources”.
The statement read:

“He was a model entrepreneur, who grew a local enterprise into a conglomerate that became the envy of even multinationals. In the areas where he operated, be it fishing, construction or transportation, he blazed a trail in organisational and corporate leadership. His renowned acumen in business management has become an indispensable guide to serious-minded entrepreneurs”.

He was also a cultural icon and historic figure, who not only passionately embraced the custom and traditions of his people, but also committed so much towards ensuring the ascendancy of the rich Urhobo cultural heritage”.

“Nigerians, especially the youths, have a lot to learn from the late mogul, for despite the fact that he was a hugely successful entrepreneur, his bearing remained largely modest and uncomplicated”.

“As I extend my sympathy to the Ibru family, Delta State and the entire nation, I pray for the Almighty God to grant his soul eternal rest.”