The family of HRH. Late Amata Iyodo Ocheje in their deepest sympathy condole with the family of the late Attah of Igala, Dr. Michael Idakwo Ameh Oboni ll, the great Igala race and the good people of Kogi state on the call to transition of our beloved royal father
His royal majesty was a father and husband whom out of love worked for the progress of Nigeria and the state in various capacities
On till his call to meet his ancestors had served the Nigerian air force, worked with the federal capital development authority ( FCDA) before he was called upon to serve as the king to the great Igala kingdom
The child of prophecy as he was known due to the circumstances surrounding his birth, history told us it was said his late father, Ameh Oboni l. declared to his mother that “she was going to conceive the following year and give birth to a male child” after a long while and so it happened
In his contribution to the development of the state fought hard through legal means for the retrieval of land belonging to the Igala people from Enugu state etc.
Furthermore, the peace maker influenced the restoration of some Igala traditional practices that had long been banned eg. The famous Ocho celebration
He was also instrumental in the revival of rural electrification to Kogi East particularly among other things
The man of peace as he was known will be remembered for his famous saying of not “rewarding evil for evil”
On this, the family of HRH. late Amata Iyodo Ocheje wish to extend their condolence message to the royal family, the Igala race and good people of Kogi state for the transition of HRM to his ancestors.
His eminence, Alh Inuwa Iyodo
Mark Iyodo Muhammed