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His Excellency, Chief James Onanefe Ibori

Governor of Delta State in Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007. You cannot meet His Excellency without observing his disposition to help — his large-heartedness and philanthropy.


Born to the family of late Chief Ukavbe Ibori and Mrs. Comfort Oji Ibori of Otefe in Oghara clan, Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State, he attended Baptist High School, Oghareki, now Oghareki Grammar School, before proceeding to the University of Benin where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Statistics.

Chief James Onanefe Ibori