HRH Ibrahim Atta(1884- 1964), the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland the Brain Behind Okene civilization

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He was the Ohinoyi of Ebira land from 1917 to 1954. He was a polyglot and the first Ebira man to learn the Quran. His many accomplishments include the provision of pipe-borne water to Northern Nigeria, founding the first school in Okene, building the first Native court, mosque, prison and dam in Ebira land.

He gave his children sound education and many became eminent Nigerians. They include: Alhaji AbdulMalik Atta, Nigeria's first High Commissioner to the United Kingdom; Abdulaziz Atta, Nigeria's first Head of Service and Secretary to the Federal Military Government during Gowon regime; Dr. AbdulMumini Atta, the second qualified medical doctor in Northern Nigeria and Alhaji Adamu Atta, first Executive Governor of Kwara State. Others are Judith Sefi Atta, first female Chief Education Officer in the North, Ambassador to Italy and first Minister for Federal Ministry of Women Affairs; Alhaji Aliyu Atta, former Inspector General of Police; Ado Ibrahim, present Ohinoyi of Ebiraland; Alhaji Mahmud Atta, Protocol Officer to the Premier of Northern region and later, Chairman of First Bank Nigeria; Mrs. Rekiya Scott, first qualified Nursing Sister in the North and Alhaji Abdullahi Atta, first Nigerian Resident Ambassador to Cuba and later to Canada.

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