Buhari mourns, says late Ibru an inspiration in selfless service

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined other Nigerians in mourning the passage of late businessman, Olorogun Michael Ibru who died at the age of 85.

In a statement issued on his behalf by his Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, “President Buhari equally commiserates with thegGovernment and people of Delta State and the Urhobos in particular on the passage of their illustrious son and patriarch of the Ibru family.”

In the statement, Adesina wrote that “The President joins them in mourning an accomplished businessman whose edifying role in the corporate world and private sector in Nigeria would continue to inspire generations to come.”

Appraising the life and times of the deceased, President Buhari said Ibru will be remembered for his hardwork and dedication to entrepreneurship.

A feat that opened doors of opportunities to many Nigerians and associates who came in contact with his investments in the banking, aviation, tourism and manufacturing sectors.

In concluding, Adesina wrote that “The President urges members of his family and all who mourn Olorogun Ibru to honour his memory by constantly upholding the values of selfless-service, inter-ethnic harmony, knowledge and perseverance, which he passionately promoted through his successful career in the private sector.”

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