Olorogun Felix Ibru awaits wreaths being
handled by Chief Simeon Ohwofa (right) and Chief Young Obenobe. Dr.
Aruegodore Oyiborhoro (next to Chief Obenobe) and Chief Johnson Barovbe
observe the proceedings.
Four chieftains reflect on the enormity of
Okoro's life. From left are Professor John Enaohwo, Vice-Chancellor,
Delta State University, Abraka, and President of Ovu Union; Olorogun
Felix Ibru, first Governor of Delta State and current President-General
of Urhobo Progress Union; Chief Young Obenobe, Spokesman for Urhobo
Progress Union; and Chief Johnson Barovbe, Proprietor, Westminster
College, Ikeja-Lagos, and a prominent Ovu businessman.
A group forms to reflect on the meaning of the solemn ocassion.
Amoment of silence and reflection on the
enormity of Chief Omorohwovo Okoro's pioneering greatness.
Olorogun Felix Ibru said words of praise about the patriotism of Chief Omorohwovo Okoro and his wisdom in founding Urhobo Brotherly Society and Urhobo Progress Union in the 1930s. Those assembled cheer his speech. Shown in this photograph (from the left) are Chief Johnson Barovbe; Dr. Aruegodore Oyiborhoro; Dr. Ramsey Mowoe, retired Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Abuja; Mrs. Emuobo Ibru of Ikeja-Lagos Sheraton; and Mr. Goodie Ibru, Chairman of Ikeja-Lagos Sheraton.