The Ohinoyi of Ebiraland and Vice Chairman of the Kogi State Traditional Council, Dr Ado Ibrahim, has died at the age of 94.
According to family sources, the revered paramount ruler of Ebira people passed away early Sunday morning in Abuja where he was receiving treatment for an age-related illness.
The late monarch will be laid to rest today in Okene in accordance with Islamic rites. He had been enthroned Ohinoyi in 1997, taking over from Omolorun Sanni who reigned from 1957 to 1997.
Dr Ado Ibrahim was born in 1929 and received both Quranic and Western education as a child. He later obtained degrees in Economics and Business Administration from the London School of Economics and Harvard Business School respectively.
The late traditional ruler was appointed pioneer Vice Chancellor of Kogi State University in 1999 in recognition of his immense intellectual contributions.
As paramount leader of Ebira people, the late Ohinoyi was deeply involved in community development initiatives across Kogi Central. His death at 94 marks the end of an era for the Ebira kingdom.
The Kogi State government has declared a 7-day mourning period for the respected monarch. Tributes are already pouring in from political leaders and traditional institutions across the country.