Ebiraland, Nigeria – 29th of October, 2023.
The Ebira community is enveloped in sorrow with the passing of Dr. Ado Ibrahim, the esteemed Ohinoyi, who left behind a legacy of wisdom and leadership deeply ingrained in Ebira culture. Dr. Ado Ibrahim, born on February 7, 1929, was the fourth traditional ruler and the current Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, a traditional state headquartered in Okene, Kogi State, Middle Belt, Nigeria. He was the son of the second Attah (now “Ohinoyi”) of Ebiraland, Ibrahim Onoruoyiza, from the Omadivi clan, who reigned from 1917 to 1954.
In 1997, after the passing of Ohinoyi Sanni Omolori of the Oziada clan, AbdulRahman Ado Ibrahim, a Lagos-based entrepreneur and the son of the second paramount ruler of Ebiraland, ascended the Okene throne as the second Ohinoyi or the fourth independent traditional ruler of Ebiraland on June 2, 1997.
Throughout his reign, Ibrahim was known for his significant contributions, including the construction of the magnificent Azad Palace, named after one of his sons, which is regarded as one of the most beautiful palaces in West Africa.
Dr. Ado Ibrahim, at the age of 94 years, 8 months, and 22 days, passed away peacefully on Sunday, the 29th of October 2023. His loss is deeply felt by the entire Ebira community, and condolences have poured in from near and far.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who was Dr. Ado Ibrahim, The Ohinoyi of Ebiraland?
Dr. Ado Ibrahim was the fourth traditional ruler and the current Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, a traditional state in Okene, Kogi State, Nigeria. He was known for his wisdom and leadership, dedicated to preserving Ebira culture.
When and how did Dr. Ado Ibrahim pass away?
Dr. Ado Ibrahim passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 29, 2023, at the age of 94 years, 8 months, and 22 days. His passing was deeply mourned by the Ebira community.
Who succeeded Dr. Ado Ibrahim as the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland?
Information regarding the succession to the Ohinoyi throne has not been provided in this update. Further details on this matter may emerge in due course.
Are there any upcoming events to honor Dr. Ado Ibrahim’s memory?
While specific details about memorial services and funeral arrangements have not been outlined in this update, it is expected that the community will unite to pay their respects and celebrate his life. To stay updated on these events, it is recommended to follow the latest news and announcements on Facebook.