Elder statesman and former minister of Information, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, has mourned the death of business mogul, Olorogun Michael Ibru.
He said Nigeria has lost a foremost and one of the finest industrialists.
Clark described the death as a great shock and sad moment in the nation’s history.
“My family and the Ibru’s family are very close. In fact, his (Michael) mother and my mother are first cousins.
“Besides, they were close associates both in business and social life,” the Ijaw leader noted.
According to him, the deceased was the head of the Ibru organization worldwide, adding, “He was also a great Urhoboman endowed with wisdom and humility who believes in one Nigeria.”
He prayed God to console his family and wish him eternal rest.
The Ijaw national leader also enjoined Nigerians to emulate the selfless and exemplary life the deceased led in his lifetime.
Meanwhile, former Minister of Police Affairs, Alaowei Broderick Bozimo observed that , “with the passing on of our dear brother and statesman, Nigeria, no doubt has lost one of her great, successful and patriotic person”.
He called on the Ibru’s family and close associates, including Nigerians to accept the inevitable transition.
“We should take solace for the good exemplary life led by the business Icon,” he noted.