Ibru, Delta’s First Executive Governor Dead @ 80

Source: thewillnigeria.com

BEVERLY HILLS, March 12, (THEWILL) – Chief Felix Ibru, a politician and businessman passed on after a brief illness at about 1:pm in Lagos on Saturday , a family source said.

The 80-year-old indigene of Agbarho in Ughelli North Local Government was a onetime President General of foremost Urhobo Progressive Union (UPU).

Felix, one of the four of the famous Ibru brothers, was born on 7 December 1935 at Agbarha-Otor in the Ughelli North local government area of Delta State to Chief Peter Epete Ibru.

He started his political career in 1983 when he contested for a Senate seat and in 1991 he was elected as the first executive Governor of then new Delta State.

He is is survived by 6 children and many nor grand children.

Although the Ibru family is yet to issue a formal statement concerning the death, a close family source confirmed the development.