Birthday Celebrant of the Day Chief Cletus Ibeto, OON, CON (Founder of Ibeto Group of Companies)

Birthday Celebrant of the Day Chief Cletus Ibeto, OON, CON (Founder of Ibeto Group of Companies)
November 06 19:53 2017 Print This Article

Cletus Ibeto was born on the 6th of November, 1952 in Nnewi, Anambra State to poor family background. His father decided to put some in school and send the others to learn a trade and young Cletus alongside his other siblings was sent to learn a trade.

He was sent to serve as an apprentice to an already established trader in Onitsha and he stayed with the trader until the civil war started in 1967. He was only 17 when he was recruited to serve in the army.

He however resumed business after the war and started trading in auto spare parts. By 1995 he had already completed his own factory which is located in Nnewi, Anambra State. The Ibeto group grew to become one of the biggest auto spare parts manufacturing companies in the country.

He subsequently went on to build Ibeto Petrochemical Industries Ltd in 1996. Ibeto Petrochemical Industries Ltd is a company that deals with blending oil lubricants and also producing petroleum products for local and international markets.

With a capacity of over 60,000 metric tonnes the company stands to own one of the largest storage facilities for petroleum products in Nigeria.

Cletus Ibeto is a recipeient of the highly acclaimed national honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) from the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

In 2012 he was also been decorated with the honour of the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON).

He is married to Ifeyinwa Opara.

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