PRINCE DRISU WADA AKOGU EMERGES AS THE BRAND NEW KING OF IYALE (ONUH IYALE )

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Another history is made once again for Iyale as kogi state government has approved and announced Prince Drisu Wada Akogwu as the brand new King (Onuh Iyale) along with other traditional rulers into various traditional stools across the state.

Following the demise of Onuh Iyale HRH Engr. Thomas Idajili on 17th April, 2020, HRH Prince Drisu Wada divinely emerged as the new king of Iyale.
The emergence of Prince Drisu Wada as the new king about to be crowned is the choice in history without crisis, controversies and disagreements among the ruling dynasties of Iyale.

There was widespread jubilations, celebrations and great delights among Iyale sons and daughters in all parts of Nigeria,

Social media crashed down with the overwhelming show of love and acceptance of the choice of Prince Drisu Wada immediately the king making process was initiated by the Ejeh of Dekina on 20th August, 2020.

With this approval by the state government,The stage is already set for the coronation rites to take place officially on a date to be announced soon.

ORDER OF ASSCESION OF ONUH IYALE

OBAJE——IHIANYI—–OKOLIKO——-OPALUWA
| | | |
AMEOKPA—AKOGWU—-OGBADU….ATULUKU | | | |
IDAJILI WADA ———–AKOWE…..USMAN
I. I
THOMAS —-DRISU

Iyale has four ruling dynasties as seen above.

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Prince Drisu Wada if crowned will be the 14th king of Iyale and 4th of IHIANYI ruling dynasty.

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF HRH PRINCE DRISU WADA.

Prince Wada Drisu Akogu was born on 25th August, 1966 to the family of late (Chief) Mallam Wada Akogu, Onuh Iyale of Ihianyi ruling dynasty.

His mother Princess Ramatu Khadiza Wada (Nee- Ocheje) hails from another Royal family of Ukwenya dynasty of ODU-AJARUWA-EKE.

Prince Drisu Wada was the first born of his mother and 6th of the 14 children of Chief Wada Akogu.

He attended Christian Religious instruction (CRI) at age four (4) and later went to LEA primary school, Iyale in 1973 and graduated with first school leaving certificate (FSLC) in 1979.

He then went to Government Secondary Olowa between 1979-1984 where he obtained his Olevel certificate (WAEC) in 1984.

In 1988, he furthered his education to Kogi State College of Education Ankpa and obtained Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) in 1991.

He thereafter went to the prestigious University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) and obtained bachelor of science in Education (B.Sc. Ed) with a second class upper (grade 2:1) in year 2004.

He was sent by his employer to University of Ibadan to pursue a post- graduate course in early childhood care development Education (ECCDE) as reward for his hard work and dedication to duty in 2014.

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WORKING EXPERIENCE WITH DATES.
Teaching/Class master – 1992-2004
Assistant Head Master – 2001-2004
Monitoring Officer (SUBEB) – 2004-date
SMASE Secretary Kogi SUBEB – 2012-2015
Desk officer UBE/JSS (Placement) – 2012-2016
Desk Officer ECCDE Kogi SUBEB – 2014 date
Desk Officer Jolly Phonic Kogi SUBEB – 2014 date
Ag. Director School Science Kogi SUBEB – 2019-date
POST OF RESPONSIBILITIES.
Class monitor Primary School Iyale – 1973-1979
General monitor LEA Primary School. Iyale – 1979
Deputy Head boy, GSS Olowa – 1981-1984
President Iyale Area Student Association Iyale – 1983-1984
Auditor Iyale Area Students Ass. COE Ankpa – 1989-1990
President Iyale Area Students Ass. COE Ankpa – 1990-1991
Captain, Ajeko football Club Iyale (AFC) – 1984-1989
Games Master LGEA Primary School. Ajiolo Akabe – 1992-1993
Staff Secretary LGEA Primary School Iyale – 1995-2004
PTA Secretary LGEA Primary School Iyale – 1996-2004
Vice President, Iyale youth development ASS – 2001-2003.
Secretary SUBEB Zonal office Lokoja.
Ass. Secretary Association of SUBEB Zonal Officer Lokoja 2005-2008.
Secretary General I ADA Lokoja Brach – 2012 -2016.
Chairman IADA Lokoja. – 2016-date.

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APPOINTMENTS.
Vice- Chairman Governing Council Attarbiyyatul College Okaba-School services – 2014-date.
Member, task force committee on reclaim of Govt. Lands in Kogi State Acting Director, school s service SUBEB. – Dec 2019-.date
Member Kogi SUBEB Tender Board – Dec 2019- date
Member, Kogi SUBEB Management. – Dec 2019-date.

WORKSHOPS ATTENDED WITH DATES.
Teachers Professional Curriculum Development . 1996.
Head teachers Training Curriculum Development (MDGs) Ols Anyigba – 2001.
SMASE Cycle I (State inset) SMASE Kabba – 2012
SMASE Cycle I (State Inset ) GSS Dekina – 2013.

NMC / FME (MDG) Capacity building workshop for primary school teaching in Nigeria, Minna. – 2013.
SMASE Cycle II (State inset) Kabba. – 2014.
SMASE Cycle II (State inset) Lokoja. -2015.
Jolly Phonic Training for primary one (1) Teacher march -2017.
Security Education for displaced learners (Kaduna) . -2018.
Jolly phonics for primary two teachers -Jan 2020
Early Childhood care Development. education ECCDE. -2020.

FAMILY.
Prince Drisu Wada Akogu is married to two wives (Alami Nefesetu Drisu and Aisha Ohowa Drisu) and he is blessed with four (4) children (Muniretu, ladidi Abdul bayan and Muhammed Abass and three grand children).

He loves reading, footballing and travelling as his hobbies.

Congratulations, Young King of Iyale.
AIDUUUU.

Written By Jibril Ndah AgbonI




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