The remains of Olorogun Felix Ibru, who died on March 12, 2016 was laid to rest yesterday. The final funeral rite of the late first Civilian Governor of Delta state was held at his residence in Agbarhor-Otor, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, on Wednesday.
Ibru, who died at the age of 80, was also a senator and a former President-General of the revered apex socio-cultural organisation of the Urhobo people worldwide, Urhobo Progress Union.
At a funeral service held in his honour at the All Saints’ Cathedral (Anglican) Church, Ughelli, His Grace, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, the Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of Anglican Church of Nigeria, asked the children of the renowned architect to resolve their differences in the interest of protecting their father’s name.
The church service was attended by the Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark (who is also an Urhobo), former Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, ex-governor of the defunct Bendel State, Gen. Samuel Ogbemudia, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Prof. Amos Utuama, Senator James Manager, Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Mr. Monday Igbuya, among others.
There was, however, no representative from the Federal Government or a condolence message read on its behalf to the bereaved family.
Archbishop Okoh, who made the plea while delivering a homily with the theme, ‘The Two Church’, told sympathisers to be cheerful for the exemplary life the elder statesman lived while alive.

Olorogun Felix Ibru
Olorogun Felix Ibru

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