It was an evening of encomium on Wednesday, as Goodie M. Ibru officially retired as the Chairman, Capital Hotels Plc, owners of Sheraton Hotels and Towers. To celebrate his achievements over his 14 years administration, and his contributions towards the growth of the hospitality industry, friends and shareholders staged a special event at the Ladi Kwali Hall of Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Abuja.
One after the other, they recounted how Mr. Ibru impacted them as individuals and the industry at large. While some described him as colossus in Nigeria’s hospitality industry, others commended his glaring positive attributes, which they said, have endeared him to them.
In his words, the incoming chairman, Chief Victor C. Oyolu, stated that the giant strides of the celebrant in the tourism and hospitality sector of the economy were legendary and well documented. According to him, the three hotels championed by Ibru…
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