The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya on Saturday joined several dignitaries across Nigeria to mourn the death of the former Governor of Delta State, Olorogun Felix Ibru.[ABOVE]
In a condolence message to the family, Igbuya described Ibru’s death as painful.
Igbuya lauded Ibru’s great concern for the unity of Nigeria, the growth of democracy and development of Delta State.
“Chief Felix Ibru as a governor, senator, international businessman, philanthropist and politician gained the respect, trust and love of the entire country and he will be greatly missed” he said.
Igbuya prayed Almighty God to grant the soul of the late politician eternal rest and grant members of the family the strength to bear the loss.
Meanwhile, Igbuya on Saturday commiserated with the family of Nigeria’s First Republic Finance Minister, Chief Festus Okotie- Eboh over the demise of Mr. Lawrence Okotie-Eboh.
Igbuya described the death of Mr. Lawrence Okotie-Eboh as a loss, not for the Okotie-Eboh family alone but for the entire Sapele people.
“My prayer is that God will give the family the fortitude to bear the loss” he said.
Dafinone represents the best of Nigeria – Delta Speaker
The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya on Saturday paid tribute to the sterling contribution of Senator David Dafinone, describing him as an inspiration to many Nigerians.
“Senator David Omueya Dafinone represents the best of Nigeria” he said.
In a press statement issued in Sapele, Igbuya congratulated Dafinone on his 89th birthday.
He praised the renowned accountant, entrepreneur, forthright political leader and elder statesman for his tireless service to the nation.
He also commended him for his significant contributions to the Urhobo nation over the years and for bringing great pride to Nigeria through the accounting profession.
“He is a pragmatic man” he said.
“On behalf of my family, members of the Delta State House of Assembly and the good people of Okpe kingdom, I pray that God Almighty will grant Chief Dafinone many more years in health and happiness” Igbuya stated.
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