ln a recent development, Abdulrahman Ado Ibrahim, the late Ohinohi of Ebiraland, embarked on a notable “hunting expedition.”
As we pay tribute to this revered figure, let’s take a closer look at his remarkable biography.
According to OurWorldGist, he was born on 7th February 1929, Abdulrahman Ado Ibrahim held the prestigious title of the fourth traditional ruler and Ohinoyi of Ebiraland.
This traditional state, located in Okene, Kogi State, Middle Belt, Nigeria, has a rich heritage.
He was the son of the second attah (now “ohinoyi”) of Ebiraland, Ibrahim Onoruoiza, who reigned from 1917 to 1954.
AbdulRahman Adogu Ibrahim, His Royal Majesty, was officially coronated as the Paramount ruler of Ebiraland Ohinoyi in 1997.
His reign marked a significant era in the region’s history, characterized by development and progress.
The Ohinohi of Ebiraland’s palace, known for its grandeur, is considered one of the finest in Africa.
The construction of the Azad Palace, named after one of his sons, stands as a testament to his commitment to his people.
Notably, there was some friction with Governor Yahaya Bello.
” Following his inability to welcome Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari during a visit to the state in December 2022, Abdulrahman Ado Ibrahim faced a query from the Kogi State Government.
A bomb explosion near the palace during the president’s visit added to the controversy.
However, the Department of State Security (DSS) later arrested the bomb blast masterminds, members of the ISWAP, dispelling any misconceptions about his involvement.
In his response to the query, Ibrahim clarified that he had not received official notification of the construction of another palace.
He also explained how the bomb incident prevented him from meeting the president as planned”.
The Ohinohi of Ebiraland was not only a traditional ruler but also a politically engaged figure
In December 2022, he declared support for Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan of the PDP for the Kogi Central Senatorial District position, despite the state being under the control of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Additionally, one of his children, Prince Malik Ado-Ibrahim, emerged as the presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the upcoming Nigerian elections.
Abdulrahman Ado Ibrahim, Ohinohi of Ebiraland, was a man of courage and integrity, known for his compassion and love for his people.
He passed away on 29th October 2023, leaving behind a legacy that will be remembered for generations to come.