The governor of Kogi state, Idris Wada, has approved the appointment of Prince Idakwo Michael Ameh Oboni, as the new Attah Igala.
A statement yesterday signed by the governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Strategy, Mr. Jacob Edi, said the appointment followed the laid down procedure according to the Igala Native Law and Customs as it relates to the selection and appointment of a successor to the throne of Attah Igala. The statement added that the appointment takes immediate effect.
It would be recalled that the stool of Attah Igala became vacant with the death of the former Attah Igala, Dr. Aliyu Obaje who reigned for 56 years. Prince Ameh Oboni was unani-mously selected by the Igala traditional council from the four existing ruling houses.
Prince Idakwo Michael Ameh Oboni was born in 1948. He enrolled at the Saint Boniface Primary School Idah and completed in 1960. He was admitted at Saint Augustine College Kabba in 1961 and graduated in 1967.
He joined the Airforce in 1968 and was discharged in 1974 on his request. Prince Idakwo worked briefly at the Ministry of Lands in the then old Kwara state as land inspection officer from 1974 to 1975. He resigned in 1975 and proceed to Kaduna Polytechnic in 1976 to study Estate Management and graduated in 1980.
In 1981, he took up appointment with the FCDA and retired in 2006 as a deputy director.