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CHIEF IYARE IDAHOSA
THE UWARAYE OF BENIN KINGDOM
1904-2003

  • The Uwaraye of Benin Empire was Born in 1904 at Evbozegbo Village in Uhunmwode L.G.A of EDO State, Nigeria
  • One time Secretary General of Benin East Division of National Council of Nigeria and Cameroon (N.C.N.C.) in Akubbe District Council.
  • Chief Uwaraye of Benin was a local advocates for Nigeria independent during British colonial rules
  • He was one of those who fought for the creation of the Midwest Region
  • He was once a chief at Ebuneki Customary Court in Akugbe District Council
  • Chief Iyare served as a District Officer in Ohuan Ward
  • Founding father of United Native Authority (U.N.A.) Primary School Evbozegbo in colaboration with the first Africa Church.
  • He is credited as the initiator of the construction of Isua, Evbozegbo, Iguolonisi and Iguogbe Road
  • Chief Iyare Idahosa was the first store keeper of Bata Shoes
  • Until his death, Chief Uwaraye was the Odionwere (oldest) of Evbozegbo Village

Wife’s name: Mrs. Aiwehiye Maria Iyare: 12 Children

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