Thursday, 5 May 2016

THE OBA OF BENIN

BENIN CITY- THE Edo state government has
declared 5-day public holiday with effect from
Tuesday May 3, 2016, as a mark of honour and
respect for the Oba of
Benin who recently transited to immortality.
.
This will afford the people of the kingdom and
the
entire people of the state the opportunity to
mourn the
revered Royal Father. In a Government Special
Announcement signed by the state Commissioner
for
Information and Orientation, Prince Kassim
Afegbua,
only those on essential services in hospitals,
health
centres, the Fire Service and others are
exempted from
observing the public holiday.
.
The Nigerian National Flag is expected to be
flown at
half mast across the state during the 5-day
mourning
period while work is expected to resume on
Monday,
9th May, 2016.
All government offices, establishments and
parastatals
are expected to fully comply with the directive.
.
Meanwhile the African Network for Environment
and
Economic Justice (ANEEJ), said the departed
monarch
will be remembered for promoting National peace
which according to it is an essential ingredient
needed
for national development. In a condolence
message
issued by the Executive Director of ANEEJ, Rev.
David
Ugolor, it noted that Oba Erediauwa who juts
joined his
ancestors spent better part of his reign resolving
different issues of conflicts in his palace.
"Imagine the number of cases treated ona daily
basis
in his palace. So many including cases between
Governors and their godfathers that were
resolved in
his palace.
.
Oba Erediauwa was a man of peace and he
was a general conflict resolution who never
believed in
violence and ANEEJ is a non violent organization.
So to
that extent Oba Erediauwa prevented so many
disaster
and blood letting from happening and he will be
greatly
missed" it stated.
.
source: vanguard
1 hr · Public......Mr.invisible
D devotional isnt 4 Wednesday, just noticed.. You will be blessed stillπŸ˜„, I was✌
Interviewed: Little fact about d Benin kingdom!
Osarugue: Is our oba dead?

Uhunoman:Yeahhhh
I think it's been more than a year now

They Ave been performing his burial rite.
And the way Benin does it is that they don't officially announce if he is dead until after next heir is on the throne... Which is supposed to be soon

But I was in school when they made the son edaiken of uselu, any oba before enthronement must be that first he is enthroned.... Then after three months or so dey will make you oba.....
 And I think dey said all Benin men are going to shave their hair which I have no plan on doing..
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