Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has described the late business mogul and founder of Moni Pulo indigenous oil firm, High Chief Olu Lulu-Briggs, as a foremost nationalist and philanthropist who touched many lives in unique ways.
Dickson, in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media Relations, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, on Sunday, said that Lulu-Briggs was a political mentor who would be remembered for his dedication and love for his people and indeed the Niger Delta.
He said that the late Lulu-Briggs, an astute businessman, extended his generosity to humanity especially the needy and would be greatly missed by all.
Governor Dickson said that with his death, Nigeria and the Niger Delta in particular had lost a legend, patriot, nationalist, philanthropist, and businessman with a heart for the people.
He said that Chief Lulu-Briggs who passed on at the age of 91, lived an exemplary life which should serve as inspiration to the younger generation.
The Governor prayed God to give the Lulu-Briggs’ family the fortitude to bear the loss of the patriarch of their family.
“The death of our foremost nationalist, leader, and international business mogul, High Chief Lulu Briggs, came as a shock to me and the good people of Bayelsa State.
“Lulu Briggs used his vast influence and resources to advance the cause of our people, the Ijaw people and the Niger Delta,” the governor added.
The late Chief Briggs is a father to Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs, the governorship candidate of Accord Party in Rivers state.