By Onome Oghenetega
Popular businessman and one of Nigeria’s first set of entrepreneurs, Olorogun Philip Bivese Djebah, is dead.
The deceased, popularly known as P.B Djebah, was one of the leading Steel Merchants in Nigeria especially in Lagos and Delta States.
He died on Monday at the age of 95.
Several family sources confirmed the passage of the business tycoon to NIGER DELTA TODAY Online on Tuesday in Warri.
Sources said the late businessman reportedly fell into coma and died on Monday at a private hospital in Warri where he had been receiving treatment.
Olorogun Djebah hailed from Okwagbe Inland of Ughievwen Kingdom in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.
He borne the title of Okpovi of Ughievwen Kingdom and was the oldest traditional chief of the revered kingdom.
The deceased was the founder of P.B. DJEBAH & Company Limited, a Nigeria’s Leading Steel Merchants and Stockists since 1948.
The late P.B Djebah also was a Justice of Peace (JP) and a member of the Knight of St. Gregory (KSG) of the Catholic Diocese of Warri.
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His death is coming barely a day after Urhobo Nation equally loss a former Minister of Works and one-time acting Chief of Air Force Staff, General Orho Obada, on Sunday after a brief illness.
Urhobo Nation has also loss a former commissioner representing Delta State on the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Chief Tom Amioku, former member representing Okpe, Sapele and Uvwie Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon. Joyce Overah and, the wife of Archbishop God-Dowell Avwomakpa, Pastor (Mrs.) Victoria Avwomakpa, to the cold hands of death.