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Jonathan Mourns Michael Ibru

“Olorogun Blazed The Trail For Significant Local Entrepreneurship”

Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, Thursday expressed grief over the passage of Olorogun Michael Ibru to eternal glory, describing the late patriarch of the Ibru dynasty as a successful businessman who blazed the trail for significant local entrepreneurship.

Jonathan, who stated this in a condolence message to the family of the deceased, as well as the people and Government of Delta State, also stressed that Ibru led an exemplary life of humility, despite his vast resources.

The statement said further: “He was a model entrepreneur who grew a local enterprise into a conglomerate that became the envy of even the multinationals. In the areas where he operated, be it fishing, construction or transportation, he blazed a trail in organizational 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 Urhobo rich cultural heritage.

“Nigerians, especially the youth, 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.”

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