In simple terms, A Hero is a person who is admired for his courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. Chief Oguche is being talked about here.
Also, according to a philosopher, “Knowledge is nothing until when it is usefully applied”. Yes, there are knowledgeable people and there are knowledgeable people, but the case of Chief Oguche is different. While I will not go into the details of his role in the Kingdom of Igala in Nigeria and outside Nigeria, it is always fresh in memories of every good Igala son or daughter how our lands leased to the British just for model farming for 100 years and they refused to return it to us were collected back for Attah Igala after over 170 years of the lease through his legal knowledge. That was how Ajokuta, Lokoja and Koto karfe which Attah Igala leased to the British in 1841 came back to the owner, Attah Igala, in 2020.
It is no longer news that one of the major projects in Igala Kingdom today is the Worldwide Igala Research and Reconection Project. The project which transformed Igala Kingdom from one state ethnic group to a multi-states and multi- countries ethnic group. This project commenced in 2014, and he has played and still playing a strong role in the project. In fact, almost all the traditional rulers of Igala Kingdoms of Brazil, Cuba, USA, … know him and his role in the most powerful project of Igala Kingdom.
I have much to say about him, but I have to stop here, and congratulate him today on his birthday anniversary and wishing him many years ahead. They Ache of Igala Kingdom, Congratulations again, happy birthday. Doga.
Amb Ayegba A. A.
Attah Igala General Ambassador of Igala Nation Worldwide.