Ibru, a dedicated leader, say Attah, Odeyemi

Former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, signing the condolence register at the late Olorogun Felix Ibru’s resident in Lagos...yesterday  

Former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, signing the condolence register at the late Olorogun Felix Ibru’s resident in Lagos…yesterday  

More tributes continue to be paid to the late former governor of Delta State, Senator Felix Ibru, who passed on last Saturday, with former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah and former Chairman of Ecobank, Chief John Odeyemi, among others, describing him as “a man with rare character.”

Attah, during a condolence visit to the deceased residence in GRA, Ikeja, Lagos yesterday said he knew Ibru in two capacities.

According to him: “Ibru led the way and I followed. He was an architect, likewise me, and later he became governor before me.

“He served his state and the country with integrity in total commitment and diligent. We can begin to elevate some of the things he did.”

He prayed God to raise and preserve leaders, like Ibru, for the country, saying, “the challenges with Nigeria today is leadership failure.”

Odeyemi, the Obasewa of Ife, said Ibru was a genius with the grace of God and leadership traits.

“Ibru lived his life right from his youthful days as if he knew he was going to become a leader, and eventually, he rose to become a senator and a governor.

“He served his state well in governorship capacity and the country excellently as a senator. His contributions to the business world were marvelous,” he noted.

Managing Director of Davitil Int. Ltd. Mr. Olabode Obayemi, said the character of a man could be measured by the legacy he left behind, as Ibru did.

General Manager of MUSON Centre, Mr. Gbenga Banjo, described Ibru as a charismatic leader.

“He was my role model during my first year in Igbobi College,” he recalled.

Describing the former senator as a man of the world, Chief Ndubuisi Anozie said Ibru was a mentor he would never forget.

Vice president of Urhobo Progressive Union (UPU), Ikeja branch, Mr. Wilson Erumrvwa, and its former Apapa branch president, Chief Philip Edemete, extolled the virtues of Ibru, who was also the former president general of the organisation, as a man that carried everybody along.

Managing Director of Seven-Up Bottling Company, Sunil Sawhney, while expressing shock over Ibru’s death, said in his condolence letter: “He was a custodian of good governance, defender of peace, justice and dignity; amply demonstrated by his enviable legacies.”



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