Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has mourned the Passing of Chief Prince Philip Bivese Djebah.
In a statement signed by the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, he said “I was deeply saddened by the news of the passing of one of the greatest sons of the Urhobo Nation, Chief Prince Philip Bivese Djebah JP KSM KSG, (Okpakuorere of Okwagbe, Okpovi of Ughievwen Kingdom and the Okpate r’Ovie of Ughelli) who left us in the 95th year of his life to eternal glory on the 16th of June, 2020.
P. B. Djebah, as he was popularly known, was an accomplished businessman, community leader, and a devout Christian. He was forthright, honest, disciplined and principled, with a great understanding of the essence of life. He lived a life of purpose not only to self and family but also to his community, the Urhobo nation and humanity. He was a pillar of strength to all who came across him and never wavered in his support for them.
Indeed, Chief Djebah was a giant of our time who dedicated his entire life to the service of others and made a significant difference to their lives.
As the founder of P.B. Djebah & Company Limited in 1948, this phenomenal product of uncommon grace and achievement not only nurtured his trading company into a leading importer, distributor and stockist of all building, civil and structural steel construction materials in Nigeria, but also diversified his interest into real estate development, agriculture and pharmaceuticals packaging, trading consultancy and road haulage business.
The late Chief P.B Djebah was also a founding Director of Ecobank International and a lifetime Patron of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) which was established in 1960.
Invaluable is his legacy of leadership, selfless service, hard work and dedication that he would never be forgotten. His demise is a great loss for our people to whom he rendered unalloyed service devotedly and with a great sense of responsibility. It is my hope that the cherished memories of his life will help ease the pain of this loss.
On behalf of myself and the people of Delta Central Senatorial District, I extend our profound empathy and heartfelt condolences to his wife, Chief Mrs. Sanaye Martha Djebah, children, grand children, great grand children, family, the people of Okwagbe in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State and all who have been affected by the demise of this great man.