The Attah Igala in Kogi, Aliyu Obaje, died on Monday at the age of 102.
A statement issued in Lokoja by Gov. Idris Wada Aliyu said the monarch died in his palace in Idah.
The late monarch was installed on Nov. 2, 1956 as the 26th Attah Igala and was on the throne for 56 years.
The deceased was a minister in the Northern Region Government headed by the late Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello.
He was also a member of two constitutional conferences in London in the build-up to Nigeria’s Independence.
He was appointed the Chairman of Kogi Council of Traditional Chiefs in 1992, a position he held until his death.
The late Attah Igala was also the Chancellor of the University of Lagos.
A revered monarch, widely respected across the country, Mr. Aliyu was renowned for his effective leadership and humane disposition.
The late Attah Igala, a devout Muslim, is survived by his wives and many children, among whom is Abdullahi Obaje, a National Ex-Officio member of the PDP.