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Michael Ibru Senate President, Saraki mourns business mogul

Ibru died in the United States on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, where he was receiving treatment, at the age of 86.

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The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has expressed shock at the death of business mogul, Olorogun Michael Christopher Onajirevbe Ibru.

Ibru died in the United States on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, where he was receiving treatment, at the age of 86.

Saraki, who also condoled with Ibru’s family, described him as a trailblazer who impacted lives positively.

According to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki said “Olorogun Ibru, as he was fondly called, was a pioneer of great repute who contributed immensely in entrenching private entrepreneurship and business development in Nigeria.

“Simply put, he was a trailblazer in the art of running successful business and transforming local concerns into internal brands. He started small, grew great and became an undisputed reference point in the nation’s business firmament and beyond.

“He was a businessman, philanthropist, educationist and community leader whose unassuming and humble lifestyle often belied his immense achievement, great wisdom and uncommon managerial acumen. He practically transformed Agbarha-Otor, his hometown with several development projects.

“I can say that he is one of the phenomenal personalities in our time who successfully immortalized themselves before bidding goodbye to this plane of existence. His likes are rare. He shall be sorely missed.”

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki was reportedly absent when the Council of State meeting started around 11:08 am on Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

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