Lulu-Briggs widow absent as UNIPORT pays tribute to husband

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Dennis Naku, Port Harcourt

Dr Seinye Lulu-Briggs, widow of the late Rivers billionaire and philanthropist, Olu Benson Lulu-Briggs, was absent at an evening of tributes organised by the University of Port Harcourt in honour of the late sage on Monday.

Olu is due for burial on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at his community in Abonnema, in the Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State, even as current and former vice chancellors of the university paid glowing tributes to the late statesman.

Meanwhile, the second son of the deceased, Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs, who is also the head of the Young Briggs House, Oruwari Group of Houses, who had a prolonged disagreement with his late father’s widow over the custody of his remains, led his other siblings, including his elder brother, Senibo Lulu-Briggs, and others to the event.

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The event, tagged, ‘Evening of Tributes, Music, Drama and Art Exhibition in Honour of High Chief Dr Olu Benson Lulu-Briggs, a Great Friend of UNIPORT,’ was attended by the acting Vice Chancellor of UNIPORT, Prof. Stephen Okodudu; past VCs of the institution, Prof. Nimi Briggs and Prof. Joseph Ajienka, among others.

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In his tribute, Okodudu said the demise of O. B. Lulu-Briggs was a direct tragedy to the university following his philanthropic interventions in the institution.

Okodudu said, ““Chief O. B. Lulu-Briggs positively impacted on the University in many other ways. From the initial donation of the health centre building and several other facilities therein, he became one of the foremost benefactors and rare friends of the university. He endowed a professorial chair and never ceased to give unflinching support to the university when approached.”

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In his remark, the second son of the deceased, Dumo, promised to sustain the relationship and legacies of his late father.

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