From Emmanuel Adeyemi Lokoja
The official announcement of the death of Attah Igala, Dr Michael Oboni who is the chairman Kogi traditional council was announced at the weekend by his son Ocholi Oboni
He made the announcement at the palace while addressing journalists, saying that the Atta joined the ancestors on the 27 of August 2020.
He thanked the people for their support and prayers as he described his father as a man of action and one who was passionate about upholding the rich culture of Igala.
Meanwhile, sympathisers have begun to troop into the palace to register their condolences. Idakwo Michael Ameh Oboni was born in 1948 and clocked 72 years this year.
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 Air Force in 1968 and was discharged in 1974 on his request.
The Attah Igala 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 Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) and retired in 2006 as a deputy director.
He was the first Atta in history to stay with one wife. In his words, “I have chosen to stay with one wife because one wife is even too many. I am the first Attah in history to stay with one wife and I am comfortable with that,”
He was appointed into office on Wednesday, March 6 2013 by the former Governor of Kogi state, Idris Wada.
He’ was blessed with children and grandchildren