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The Vanishing Glory of Ebiraland

For starters, ebiraland is a tribe located in kogi central, north central, Nigeria. It is a rocky enclave populated by hard working, energetic and well cultured men. The women are very beautiful and highly enterprising and industrious. The elites are very intelligent, humble and proud of a heritage bound in peace and industry.
The community had given the world eminent professionals, captains of industry, top brass crop of brave and patriotic members of the armed forces.
The political class are loyal and competent men and women imbued with vision and astute leadership that have carved a niche for themselves in their various capacities and positions in the polity.
The academics are highly brilliant and leading lights and bright minds in their chosen careers. The professionals are making their marks in the socio-economic architecture globally.
Once upon a time ebiraland produced men and women like late Abdulazeez Attah, the first Nigeria secretary to the federal government. The enclave also had late George Ohikere, IGP Aliu Attah, DIG Yusuf, General Salihu Ibrahim who died recently, late Abdul rahaman Okene, Mahmoud Attah, Iate colonel Omananyi, late Adamu Attah, Ambassadors Usman Bello, M.K. Ibrahim, S.A. Lawal and General Ahmuda among others.
We had the likes of Engr. Austin Oniwon, Alhaji Mohammed Adoke SAN, Engr. Sam Ohuoutu, Engr. Joseph Makoju. Ebiraland, at last count, have produced no fewer than 90 professors. These include Prof. Albert Ozigi, Prof. Nuhu Yabub, Prof. M. S. Audu, Prof. Angela Okatahi to mention but a few.
Among the political class, we have the likes of Alhaji Yahaya Bello, Dr. Phillips Salawu, Chief Patrick Adaba, Chief Isa Ozi Salami and Alhaji Yakubu Oseni.
Meanwhile, I am highly saddened that our generation may never groom any bonafiide replacement to take over from our senior citizens in the nearest future. What we have now are half baked politicians and professionals. What a vanishing glory.
– Otori Ozigi is a former Public Relations officer of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Journalist and Public Relations Expert
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