Monday the 27th of September 2021, was a very sad day for the people of the Bamoun Kingdom who lost their Sultan, Ibrahim Mbombo Njoya.
Sadness could be perceived on the faces of everyone, in the Foumban Palace where Traditional rulers gathered in small groups, with some in tears.
Ibrahim Mbombo Njoya who died at the age of 83, in the American hospital in Paris France, leaves touching memories behind as expressed by some close personalities who said he used to be a very fatherly person.
The Sultan was born on October 27, 1937, in Foumban to his father Sultan Seidou Njimouluh Njoya and his mother Noh Lantana. The then young Prince, who was trained as civil administrator at the Institute of Administrative Studies in Dakar Senegal, had a very rich and exceptional career that effectively started when he was barely 20 years old.
He has served in several capacities in Cameroon like; Director of Cabinet of the Minister of Armed Forces, Vice Minister of National Education and Culture, Cameroon’s Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea and later on Egypt, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Youths and Sports and President of FECAFOOT among several other posts.