Ebiraland is in mourning following the passing of Dr. Ado Ibrahim, The Ohinoyi, an esteemed leader renowned for his wisdom and unwavering commitment to Ebiraland and Anebira Worldwide.

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.



President Bola Tinubu has condoled with the government and people of Kogi State on the passing of the revered traditional ruler, His Majesty, Dr. Ado Ibrahim, the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland.

The President said the death of the Ohinoyi is a painful loss, describing the late monarch as peace-loving, affable, and cerebral.

“The Ohinoyi of Ebiraland was in a class of his own. He was highly respected and admired for his deep insights, wisdom, and sophistication. He had a masterful way of handling issues. He was very knowledgeable and wise.

“May Almighty Allah grant His Majesty Aljannah Firdaus,” the President prayed.

President Tinubu asked the good people of Kogi State to take solace in the legacy of peace and fellowship left behind by the late monarch.

Chief Ajuri Ngelale

Special Adviser to the President

(Media and Publicity)

October 29, 2023

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