Ohinoyi of Ebiraland Dies at 94 | Biography

Ohinoyi of Ebiraland

The people of Kogi state have been thrown into mourning, as the Ohinoyi of Ebira land, Dr. Ado Ibrahim CON has passed on at the early hours of today.

The paramount ruler of the Ebira people passed on at the age of 94 after a brief illness.

Announcing the death of his father on behalf of the family, Prince Abubakar Ado Ibrahim craved thr prayers of the people for the King.

“It’s with great sadness, that I announce the passing of my Father HRM AIH. Abdul-Rahman Ado-Ibrahim CON, The Ohinoyi of Ebiraland. He is survived by his loving children and grandchildren. We ask for patience, understanding, and prayers during this hard time.”


Brief Biography

Dr. Ado Ibrahim was born on Thursday February 7th, 1929 to HRH Alh Ibrahim Onoruoiza Attah and Hajiya Hauwawu Ozianuva. He completed his Nursery and Quranic education by the age of eleven, he was enrolled in the Okene Native Administration (NA) School from 1934 to 1940 for his elementary education.

Upon completion of his elementary education, he was admitted to Okene Middle School in 1941. After spending two years, he moved to the famous Ondo Boys High School for his secondary education from 1943 to 1946. From 1947 to 1949, he moved to Oduduwa College, Ile-Ife where he completed his secondary education.

He was employed with the United African Company (UAC) in 1950 as a special entrant for accelerated management. Having successfully gone through the accounting and Sales Department in 1952, he was promoted to the post of Manager at the Kingsway Stores, Kaduna.

In January 1953, he quit Kingsway stores and moved to Jos as Personnel Manager of Amalgamated Tin Mines of Nigeria Limited (ATMN) in charge of the maintaining operation area of Bukuru, Barkin Ladi and the Ropps. That same year, he attended the first Minning School in Jos and qualified as a Mining Prospector and Area Manager. Later in the year, he was sent by the company on a further technical training course, organized by the Anglo-American Mining Corporation, in Johannesburg, South Africa. On his return, he was immediately promoted to Area manager and assigned the responsibility to excavate the Lead/Zinc Ore deposits at Izom in Abuja district, and to lead a team prospecting for gold and base materials in the location.

Meanwhile, he had enrolled in 1952 as an external candidate for a degree at the London School of Economics, by utilizing the extra mural study facilities organized by the British council in Jos.

He combined his mining and prospecting duties successfully with the undergraduate study programme and earned the Bachelor of Science degree in statistics of the London School of Economics in 1954.

The following year, he won a Ford Foundation Sponsorship to undertake a six month course in marketing and business strategy at the Business School of Harvard University. On the strength of his performance, he was later readmitted into the Master’s Programme of the school as a full time student. He thus earned the celebrated Harvard MBA in 1959.

Having fortified himself with practical industrial experience and a sound academic training, he now settled into marriage with Mrs. Abimbola Solomon on November 1st 1959.

He assumed the office of Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, 2nd June 1997, after the passing away of the former Ohinoyi, Alhaji Sanni Omolori who ruled for 40 years and 40 days as Ohinoyi of Ebiraland.


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