Ukiwe, Akande, Agboti others extol Ibru’s virtues

General Adeyinka Adebayo (left); Oboden Ibru; Mama Dupe Adebayo and Dr. Paul Ibru

General Adeyinka Adebayo (left); Oboden Ibru; Mama Dupe Adebayo and Dr. Paul Ibru

Former Chief of General Staff, Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe and his wife, Amina were at the GRA, Ikeja residence of late Olorogun Felix Ibru to condole the family.

The former Chief of General Staff said great men like Ibru should be remembered not because they lived well for themselves or for their family but their contributions to the growth and development of the society they belonged.

He euologised Ibru as a very quiet and moral person “someone filled with confidence and well comported in all his endeavour. We thank Almighty God for his life and for the opportunity of knowing you.”

Former Senator Azu Agboti, a colleague of the late Senator at the Senate said he was an enigma “full of surprises and his achievements cannot be enumerated.”

Agboti recalled their days together in the National Assembly, particularly the efforts Ibru dispensed in ensuring the Pension Act, saying “he was no doubt a sincere person whom you will always know where you stand with him because he will always tell you the truth. I will miss him likewise the country.”

To the current members of the senate, Agboti said nothing could be too much or little to acknowledge the great and relentless contributions of Senator Ibru to the development of Nigeria.”

 Widow of the late Olorogun Felix Ibru. Madam Matilda Ibru (left); President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mrs. Nike Akande and his vice, Yeye Agnes Shobajo during the chamber’s condolence visit to Felix Ibru’s residence...yesterday

Widow of the late Olorogun Felix Ibru. Madam Matilda Ibru (left); President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mrs. Nike Akande and his vice, Yeye Agnes Shobajo during the chamber’s condolence visit to Felix Ibru’s residence…yesterday

Leading a delegation of Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) to Ibru’s residence yesterday, former Minister of Industry, Chief (Mrs.) Nike Akande (CON) said Nigeria has lost an icon “a political giant and a thorough nice man who touched many lives in his time.”

She recalled her last meeting with the late Senator nine months ago at the Sheraton Hotels and Towers when the younger brother, Mr. Goodie Ibru had a ceremony, saying: “Senator Ibru was then looking very good and radiant he didn’t show any sign he would die. I never knew that was our last meeting. May his soul rest in peace.”

In a condolence message on behalf of the Okotie Family, Mrs. Sabine Okotie prayed God to accept the soul of Ibru and to also grant his children wisdom and understanding “you will be remembered,” she wrote.

In another condolence message, members of Ikeja Golf Club said they have lost an icon and a revered member as they described him as an “elder golfer.”



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