One of the business icons in Nigeria, Olorogun Felix Ibru is dead.
was born on 7 December 1935 at Agbarha-Otor in the Ughelli North local
government area of Delta State to Chief Peter Epete Ibru and Chief
(Mrs). Janet Omotogor Ibru, the second of seven children.
Michael Ibru is the founder of the Ibru Organization, a major
conglomerate. He was educated at Yaba Methodist School, and later Igbobi
College where he was Head Boy in 1955. He won the Elder Dempster Lines
Scholarship to travel to the United Kingdom. After his secondary school
education at Igbobi College, Ibru proceeded to the Nottingham School of
Architecture in England where he qualified as an architect in 1962.
bears the tribal honorific Olorogun and often uses it as a pre-nominal
style. This title is also borne by many of the members of his large
family in the same way.
student in Nottingham, he was elected the first Black President of the
British Council with responsibility for Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire,
Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.
Elizabeth II and his Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh at a ceremony
in Buckingham Palace in 1960.