The Ohiku Egbira Descendants Union (OEDU), a central socio-cultural organisations across the globe, has expressed deep sympathy over the death of the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Alhaji, Dr. Ado Ibrahim.
The Union commiserated with all sons and daughters of Egbira Nation, at home and in Diaspora, on the demise of the revered Royal Father.
In a statement today, October 30, by the President, Hon. Musa A.Ahmadu, the Ohiku Egbira Descendants Union sympathised with the immediate Royal family members; Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, the state traditional rulers Council, Egbira Opete and the people of Kogi state.
“The Nation had indeed lost a man of many parts;in business, in philanthropy,in leadership and communal matters as well as peaceful coexistence in his immediate domain and the Nation at large.
“HRM Dr. Ado Ibrahim will be remembered for the many postive legacies from his enthronement as Ohinoyi of Egbira land on 2nd of June 1997.
“Till the very end, HRM was a staunch believer in the Unification of all Egbiras from Miyakan,Etuno and Opete located in FCT, Nasarawa, Edo and Kogi states, giving birth to today’s common name and identity; EGBIRA !
OEDU salutes HRM’s courage and wisdom in bringing peace, unity and development not only to Egbira Nation and Kogi state but the entire nation.
“HRM was a recipient of the national honour;’ Commander of the order of the Niger’ (CON) in 2006 and had in his life time being conferred with many Associations, societies,organisations and universities awards.
“Those awards were no doubt a confirmation of the dynamic leadership qualities of HRM.
Though,the Ohiku Egbira Descendants Union is saddened by the recent development, The Union is however consoled by the fact that HRM lived a worthy, elegant and exemplary life to be emulated by this generation and future generations of Egbiras.
“The Ohiku Egbira Descendants pray that The Almighty Allah grant HRM Aljanah fidrausi. Aameen.”