Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Dr Ado Ibrahim passes on at 95


By Friday Idachaba, Lokoja

Alhaji Dr Ado Ibrahim, the Ohinoyi and Paramount ruler of Ebiraland, has died at the age of 95 years after a brief illness.

According to the sources, the traditional ruler had been in and out of hospitals on account of sickness in recent times until his sudden demise in an Abuja hospital in the wee hours of Sunday.

The Paramount Ruler was born February 7, 1929, and was the fourth Ohinoyi of Ebiraland as traditional head of the entire Ebira ethnic nationality with headquarters in Okene, Kogi State.

The late Dr Ado Ibrahim started his primary education in 1940 at the Native Authority (NA) Primary School, Okene, then Northern Region and now, Kogi State.

The young Ado began his secondary school education at Ondo Boys High School and later moved to Oduduwa College, where he graduated in 1949.

In 1954, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and a master’s degree from Harvard Business School in 1959.

He was installed as the Fourth Ohinoyi of Ebiraland in 1997 by the then governor of Kogi State, Late Prince Abubakar Audu as when his predecessor, Alhaji
Sanni Omolori who reigned between 1957 and 1997, joined his ancestors. (Ends)