A former Governor of Delta State and former Senator Representing Delta Central Senatorial District, Senator Felix Ovuodoroye Ibru is dead.
The former Governor died at the age of 80 on March 12.
After his death, the Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, of commiserated with the family, describing him as a patriot and political icon who led the state in its embryonic stage.
Governor Okowa said Senator Ibru would be missed by all whose lives he had touched in many diverse ways in his very fulfilled and achievements-laden life.
He further described Senator Ibru as a renowned politician,being the first Civilian Governor of the state, businessman and a highly revered octogenarian and among the very special people who made very significant and indelible contributions to their countries and humanity.
Senator Okowa joined his family, friends, associates, and fans across the world in mourning the former Governor, giving thanks to God Almighty for his glorious life of service to Delta State, Nigeria and mankind at large.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta State, I mourn the exit of a legend, political titan and first civilian governor of Delta State, Olorogun Senator Felix Ovuodoroye Ibru.
“Senator Ibru’s life-long dedication and indefatigable commitment to serving the people of Delta State as well as the Urhobos worldwide where he served them meritoriously as Senator and as President of the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) will be sorely missed,” Governor Okowa stated.
The Governor also assured the Ibru family that the former Governor would always be celebrated and honoured by his proud countrymen, women and children for his unblemished service and exemplary career which had inspired others to take up a life of selfless service to humanity.
The former Governor was born on December 7, 1935 at Agbarha-Otor in the Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State to Mr Peter Ibru and Mrs Janet Ibru.