Attah of Igala and Chancellor, University of Lagos, Dies

Attah of Igala Report reaching us says Attah of Igala and Chancellor, University of Lagos, Alhaji (Dr) Aliyu Ocheja Obaje, is dead at 102.

He died in his palace on Monday at the age of 102, having spent 56 years on the throne.

His Royal Majesty (HRM) Alhaji Aliyu Obaje was the paramount ruler of the Igala Kingdom in Nigeria.

He was the longest reigning First Class Traditional Ruler in Nigeria, the Attah Igala, His Royal Highness.

The late Attah Igala who was the chairman Kogi state tradition council and chairman Igala traditional council ascended the throne on November 2, 1956 as the 26th Attah Igala.

The Late Attah until his death was also the Chancellor, Moshood Abiola University.

In a statement signed by the Kogi State Governor, Captain Idris Wada, the Attah Igala Dr. Aliyu Ocheja Obaje, CFR, died in the afternoon of July 16, 2012, at the age of 102 years.

He held the title of Attah, Igala. Tha Attah’s palace (the seat of power in the Igala Kingdom) is located in the ancient city Idah.

On 2nd November 1956, he was installed the Attah of Igala. Thus he became the first literate Attah Igala. He was also the first Attah Igala to become a moslem. He was the first Attah Igala to reign for fifty years (1956-2006). His long reign has witnessed unparalled developments in his kingdom.

He published a book to commemorate the celebration of the Golden Jubilee of his reign as the Attah Igala. The book documents the social, religious, economic and educational development of Igalaland during his reign.

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  1. M.I.Idah Reply

    May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace and be granted Jannatul Firdaus. Amen.

  2. Okpanachi Reply

    We like him to ramain with us, bt since we can nt question god there is nothing one can do may his soul rest in peace amen.

  3. Danjuma moses Reply

    May his soul rest in peace.

  4. Hamza Reply

    We love him but God love him most may his soul rest in perfect peace

  5. Eleojo Reply

    We luv u but God loves u most.Rest in peace baba

  6. Seidu-s square sulieman Reply

    May his gentle soul rest in peace amen

  7. sbuhari Reply

    gabaidu it is time rest in peace attah

  8. Salisu yusuf Reply

    Rest in peace the king.GABAIDU.

  9. Mathew Emmanuel Reply

    rest in peace my attah ur absent wil b felt but GOD knws y he has called u this early even don u are hundred nd two. we wil mis u attah gagba idu

  10. Ahmed Idah Reply

    Gabaidu we love you but God loves you most may your gentle soul rest I perfect peace Amen.

  11. ibrahim Attai Yusuf Reply

    Attah, u re d one we have always known, ur departure will create a serious vacuum in our heart but who are we to question God. May ur gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

  12. Tijani salifu Reply

    Rest in peace, (R i p) to u attah of igala, dr aliyu ocheja obaje, u have done very well 4 the people of igala, and leave d rest 4 incoming (onu), which is attah, of igala may him do good as u done in your throne, and may d bless of ramadan pour your victim, as water, and my your igala people being in peace, on your behave and your family too.

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