Saturday, March 12, 2016 10:42 pm
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Saturday commiserated with the family of Ibru over the death of Olorogun Felix Ibru, the first civilian governor of the state.
Okowa, in a condolence message by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, described late Ibru as a patriot and a political icon who led the state in her “embryonic stage.”
The governor said that Ibru would be missed by all whose lives he had touched in many ways in his “very fulfilled and achievements-laden life.”
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I mourn the exit of a legend, political titan and first civilian governor of Delta, Olorogun Senator Felix Ovuodoroye Ibru.
“Senator Ibru’s life-long dedication and indefatigable commitment to serving the people of the state will be missed.
“His service to the Urhobos worldwide that he served as Senator and as President of the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU), will be missed,” Okowa said.
Okowa said the late Ibru was a renowned politician, businessman and a highly revered octogenarian.
He said that Ibru was among the very special people who made significant and indelible contributions to the country and humanity.
The governor joined the Ibru’s family, friends, associates, and fans across the world in mourning the ex-governor, assuring the family that the former governor would always be celebrated.
“He will be honoured by his proud countrymen and women for his unblemished service and exemplary career which had inspired others to take up a life of selfless service to humanity.”
Ibru, who died at 80, was a one-time Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District.