Yahaya Bello presents staff of office to new Ohinoyi of Ebira land

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Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has presented the staff of office to the new Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Ahmed Tinaji Anaje.

Sons and Daughters of Ebira Kingdom from around the world gathered in Okene, central senatorial district of Kogi state to witness the Official Coronation and Presentation of Staff of Office to the New Ohinoyi of Ebiraland,

Tijani Anaje was appointed to replace of the Late monarch of the town, Dr. Ado Ibrahim who died on the 29th of October 2023 at 95.

Gov Bello in is speech reiterated his commitment to the traditional institutions in Kogi state and assured the Traditional rulers of continuous support from the incoming administration of Usman Ododo.

He said “I want to call on all the sons and daughters of Ebiraland that we should all come together and rally round our Ohinoyi of Ebiraland for the greatness, development and security of our land”.

The new monarch, Anaje was born on 29th June, 1974 into the family of Late Alhaji Muhammed Anaje Aliyu of Asuwe Clan, Dr. Tijani Anaje attended Seifudeen Primary School, Okengwe where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1983.

He attended Ebira Muslim Community College Okengwe (EMCCO) in Okene LGA of Kogi State where he obtained his West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1993. After his secondary school education, he started his Islamic Studies at the Sharafudeen Madrasat, Okengwe under the leadership of Mukadam Alhaji Yakubu Ta’aba.

He later acquired a Diploma in Applied Psychology from University of Jos. Anaje was enlisted into the Nigerian Army in the year 1995 as 39 Regular intake, where he rose to, and was decorated as Warrant Officer on the 13th of October, 2021 shortly before his ascension to the stool Ohi of Okengwe/Okene.

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