Chief O.B Lulu-Briggs Biography, Age, Early Life, Family, Education, Career And Death

Chief O.B Lulu-Briggs

O.B Lulu-Briggs was a Nigerian businessman, politician, philanthropist and the founder and chairman of Moni Pulo Petroleum Development Company (MPPDC).

Moni Pulo Limited is an oil exploration and production company. The company was awarded its first oil block in 1992, during the regime of Ibrahim Babangida, who wanted to encourage indigenous participation in the upstream sector of the oil and gas industry. Before Lulu-Briggs' death, he was ranked among the Forbes list of the first 40 richest Africans.
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Chief O.B Lulu-Briggs Profile

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Full name: Chief Olu Benson Lulu-Briggs
Born: 22nd May 1930
Died: 27th December 2018 (Ghana)
Age: 88 years (2018)
Nationality: Nigerian
Parents: Benson Lulu-Briggs, Rachael Kioba Harrison Kio Lawson
Education: United Kingdom
Spouse(s): Madam Irene Danagogo (late), Dr Seinye Lulu-Briggs
Children: Seven children (including Senibo, Dumo, Sofiri, Rachael, Solate, Iyowuna, Dateim)
Occupation: Businessman
Religion: Christianity
Net worth: $500 million (Forbes, 2012)

Chief O.B Lulu-Briggs Biography and Educational Background

Olu Benson Briggs (Opuda) was born on the 22nd of May, 1930 in the coastal commercial town of Abonnema in Kalabari Kingdom (Ijaw) in Rivers State. He lost his father, Benson Lulu-Briggs at a very early age of 9 and had to watch his mother Rachael Kioba Harrison Kio Lawson and grandma, Madam Agbani Lulu-Briggs go through the pains of widowhood in a typical African setting.

The young Olu started his primary school in Abonnema. He would later travel to Calabar and Jos in pursuit of the golden fleece. His strong determination to succeed in life later and motivation to acquire qualitative education lead him to focus on private learning to get his academic qualifications. He later went to the United Kingdom for advanced studies.


Chief Lulu-Briggs began his professional career as a clerk at the Mandilas and Karabaris. In 1955, he started working for the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). His days at NPA were very successful and in no distant time, he became the secretary of NPA’s workers’ Union, a position he held for over seven years. He also served as the chairman of the Maritime Trade Union Federation, Eastern Port from 1968-1971

By April 1978 when he voluntarily retired from the agency to venture into politics, Lulu-Briggs had already risen to the position of the Head Industrial Relations, in the Eastern Port of Nigeria.

Chief O.B Lulu-Briggs was one of the founding fathers of the then ruling party, The National Party of Nigeria (NPN), where he also served as the vice-chairman for Rivers State from 1979-1980 before later becoming the deputy national chairman for over three years.

Opuda also ventured into business upon leaving public service. He set up a chain of businesses, including Rachael Hotels Limited, Lubrik Nigeria Limited, Rachael Holdings, Ludal Nigeria Limited and Krakrama Investment Limited.

In 1992, Lulu-Briggs' oil exploration and production company, Moni Pulo was awarded its first oil block by the then Nigerian president, Ibrahim Babangida. The company currently has oil blocks in Ondo state, Abia and Akwa-Ibom state.

Until his death, the late Lulu-Briggs was also the Paramount Head of Oruwari House of Abonnema.

Personal Life

Chief O.B Lulu-Briggs was a devoted Christain and member of the Catholic Church. He was survived by his wife, Dr Seinye Lulu-Briggs and children.
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Chief O.B Lulu-Briggs family
Chief O.B Lulu-Briggs reportedly died on December 27, 2018, in Accra, Ghana at age 88. He will be laid to rest on March 13, 2021.

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