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The Ozigizigi Foundation has concluded plans to present to the Nigerian public the biography of the Late Ebira Hero and traditional ruler, Adayi Ozigizigi of Obehira.
In a statement by the communication consultant, Emmanuel Omadivi, the book “Strides of Ozigizigi in Ebira History” has chronicled the political exploits of this great Hero which culminated in his contest for the position of the Central Rulership of Igbira Division which eventually led to the emergence of Adayi Ibrahim Onoruoiza Atta as the District Head of Igbira (a position now referred to as Ohinoyi Ebira).
According to Omadivi the Book also brought to the limelight events that also culminated in Adayi Ozigizigi acting as the District Head of Igbira between July, 17th and September 4th 1924.
According to him, Ozigizigi’s period of self-exile to Auchi where he was the guest of the Otaru of Auchi for over seven years was also clearly brought out in the Book.
Furthermore, his relationship with the early Roman Catholic Missionaries sent to Igbira was also well captured and documented.
He was also said to have presided over the traditional throne of Otaru Idu of Ovehira until his death on Saturday 3rd March, 1962.
The book which further revealed many more exploits of Adayi Ozigizigi according to the organizers would no doubt be of interest to numerous readers in and outside Ebiraland especially those that have flair for history
The book presentation which is slated for April 7, 2018 at Afims Hotels, Ovehira in Okene Local Government of Kogi State at 9:00am, will have the Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello and the paramount traditional ruler of the land, Alhaji Dr. Ado Ibrahim, CON, as Special Guest of Honour and the Royal Father of the Day respectively.
Dr. Tom A. Adaba, Oon, the former Director-General of the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission and the Ohietohueyi of Ebira would preside over the occasion as Chairman while Alhaji Sanusi Abubakar (Gamji) would be the Chief Launcher.
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