Eminent Nigerians have continued to mourn Senator Felix Ibru, the first governor of Delta State, who died last weekend. Joining Nigerians to mourn the Ibru patriarch are President Muhammadu Buhari,who in a condolence message, said he urged all, who mourn Chief Ibru, to take “solace in the awareness of his fulfilled life of great accomplishments.” The statement said Buhari joined them in mourning Ibru, who made remarkable contributions to the progress and development of Nigeria during his long career as an architect, businessman, politician, community leader and philanthropist.
Meanwhile Chief James Ibori, former governor of Delta State, has described the death of Olorogun Ibru as a great loss to the Urhobo nation, Delta State, Nigeria and the world at large. In a statement by Tony Elue-munor, his Media Assistant, Ibori said Ibru was one of the few polyvalent achievers the world has ever seen. Also, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, yesterday, expressed sadness over Olorogun Ibru’s death.In a statemen by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, Saraki described Ibru’s death as painful and a great loss to the people of Delta State, Niger Delta region, the political class and the entire nation.