The nation is in mourning following the passing of the esteemed Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, His Majesty, Dr. Ado Ibrahim.
The monarch, who was a beacon of unity and cultural heritage in Kogi State, passed away at the age of 95.
Monarch’s Final Moments
Sources from the palace in Lokoja revealed that the respected ruler breathed his last in an Abuja hospital, where he had been undergoing treatment for age-related ailments.
His burial is set to follow Islamic rites.
Tributes Pour In
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in a heartfelt statement, expressed profound sorrow over the monarch’s demise.
Describing the late Ohinoyi as “peace-loving, affable, and cerebral,” President Tinubu emphasized his unique stature and wisdom.
He prayed for the departed soul, hoping for divine blessings and solace for the people of Kogi State.
Governors from the 19 northern states also joined in expressing their condolences. Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, Chairman of the Northern States Governors’ Forum, lauded the late monarch’s dedication to unity, harmony, and understanding.
Legacy of the Late Monarch
The late Ohinoyi’s reign was marked by significant progress, leaving an indelible mark on the traditional and cultural heritage of the Ebira people.
His leadership was characterized by wisdom, humility, and integrity. The monarch’s legacy of peace, honor, unity, and cultural preservation is expected to inspire generations to come.
Reactions from Various Quarters
The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) highlighted the monarch’s role as a staunch supporter of Arewa matters and a nationalist.
The Emir of Ilorin, Alh Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, and the deputy president of the Senate, Senator Barau I. Jibrin, also expressed their condolences, praising the late monarch’s contributions to peace and unity in the country.
The passing of the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland has left a void in the hearts of many Nigerians. His leadership, wisdom, and commitment to the betterment of his people and the nation at large will be fondly remembered.
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