List of 50 Icons, Influential Sons and Daughters of Ebiraland Who Has Build Legacy to Shape History

50 Icons, Influential Sons and Daughters of Ebiraland


Ebiraland, known for its rich history and vibrant community, has produced numerous exceptional individuals who have made significant contributions to various fields. This list celebrates 50 outstanding sons and daughters of Ebiraland, serving as beacons of hope, role models, and contributors to humanity and nation-building.

50 Icons, Influential Sons and Daughters of Ebiraland

  1. Prof. Yusuf Otaru Aliyu – First Professor in Ebiraland
  2. Late Gorge Ohikere – First Indigenous Chairman of the Nigerian Ports Authority
  3. Late Alhaji Abdulazeez Attah – First Secretary to the Federal Government
  4. Late Adamu Attah – First Executive Governor of Kwara State
  5. Alhaji Aliyu Attah – Former Inspector General of Police
  6. Late Lt. General Salihu Ibrahim – Former Chief of Staff
  7. Ambassador Judith Attah – Former Female Federal Minister (Women Affairs)
  8. Barrister Isa Obaro – First Senator from Kogi Central
  9. Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello – First Governor of Kogi State from Ebiraland
  10. Prof. Angela Okatahi – First Woman PhD Holder
  11. Hajia Ladi Ibrahim – First Female Secretary to Kogi State Government
  12. Mrs. Habibat Oyiza Onumonu – First Female Accountant General of Kogi State
  13. Late Senator A.T. Ahmed – First Managing Director of FAAN
  14. Barrister Mohammed Adoke SAN – Former Attorney General and Minister of Justice
  15. Engr. Austin Oniw – Former MD of NNPC
  16. Dr. Tom Adaba – First DG, Nigerian Broadcasting Commission
  17. Late Abdulmalik Attah – First Ambassador (France)
  18. Col. Muhammed Onuka – First Military Administrator
  19. Late Dr. John Lawani – First Commissioner of Health, Kwara State
  20. Dr. Onukaba Adinoyi Ojo – Former MD of Daily Times
  21. Dr. Phillips Omeiza Ozovehe Salawu PhD – Longest-serving former Deputy Governor of Kogi State
  22. Rt. Hon. Abdullahi Bello – First Ag. Governor and Former Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly
  23. Late Prof. Albert Ozigi – Second Prof. in Ebiraland
  24. Alhaji Usman Obatemi – First Deputy Governor of Kwara State
  25. Mrs. Mercy Johnson Okojie – Renowned Female Artist in Nigeria
  26. Alhaji Jubril Momoh – First Accountant General of Kogi State
  27. Late Abdulmumuni Attah – First Medical Doctor in Northern Nigeria
  28. Mr. Edward Jatto – First Owner of a Private Broadcasting Station in Ebiraland
  29. Senator Barrister Natasha Akpoti – First Female Senator in Kogi State
  30. Late Alhaji Megida Lawal – First Parliamentarian
  31. Prof. M.S. Audu – Former VC of a Federal University
  32. Prof. Nuhu Yakub – VC of Federal and State University
  33. Prof. Sadiku – First VC of Kogi State-owned University
  34. Prof. Mike Ogirima – Former President of Nigeria Medical Association
  35. Late Elder Dan Ikunaiye – Former Editor of State-Owned Newspapers
  36. Dr. Sanusi Ohiare – Former Executive Director, Rural Electrification Agency
  37. Alhaji Isa Ozi Salami – Former MD of Nigerian Paper Mill Company Jebba and PAN Kaduna
  38. Alhaji Usman Bello, Alhaji M.K. Ibrahim, Alhaji S.A. Lawal – First Three Ambassadors from Ebiraland
  39. Late Alhaji Musa Etudaiye – Former Commissioner for Education, Kwara State
  40. Rear Admiral Hazmat Sani RTD – Former Commander, Western Navy Command
  41. Barrister Alhaji Abdulraheem Yusuf – Retd. DIG of Police
  42. Mrs. Habibat Abdulrahaman – Former Female Registrar of a Federal University
  43. Late Mahmoud Attah – Former Chairman of Union Bank PLC
  44. Capt. Okatahi – Former Pilot with Nigeria Airways
  45. Prof. Avidime – First Managing Director of Reference Hospital, Okene
  46. Prof. Ododo – MD of National Arts Theatre, Lagos
  47. Prof. Marietu Tenuche – First Female VC of Prince Abubakar Audu University
  48. Chief Patrick Adaba – First Deputy Governor of Kogi State
  49. Barrister S.M. Ozigi Deedat – Two-time Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Kogi State
  50. Alhaji Ali Bello – Youngest Chief Of Staff to the Governor of Kogi State


Ebiraland’s history is enriched by these exceptional individuals who have left an indelible mark on their community and the world.

This list serves as an inspiration to the upcoming generation, highlighting the diverse achievements and contributions of Ebira sons and daughters.

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