OLOROGUN (Dr.) Michael Christopher Onajirevbe Ibru
has been a man of distinction.
Michael Ibru attended the famous Igbobi College, Lagos between 1948 and 1951.
During the period, he
not only distinguished himself in academics, he
also excelled in extracurricular activities such that in his
last year in school, he
was appointed Senior Prefect, a position usually reserved for the best students with leadership traits.
performed so well in his
onerous task that later, three of his
four brothers also attended the same school.
was thus brought up in an atmosphere that unified the noble and time-honoured traditions of intellectual quest, faith in God and industry.
whole life has been a wonderful demonstration of the flourishing of these traditions - a life characterised by the exercise of genius, right motivations, and fear of God.
Following the same rare path that is meant only for exceptional people, Michael Ibru, directly after leaving Igbobi College, secured a job in the United African Company (now UACN), as a manager-in-training.
Here again this gifted man, Michael Ibru
, set another pace for his
peers, for he
was one of the very few fresh school leavers to be so appointed to posts of responsibility by the UACN.
To test his entrepreneurial skills, he resigned from the UACN group in 1956 and founded the IBRU ORGANIZATION with the establishment of a modest trading company then called Laibru Limited.