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Breaking News: Oba Of Benin Is Dead

Breaking News: Oba Of Benin Is Dead

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The Oba of Benin, Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku
Akpolokpolo, Oba Erediauwa, is dead.
His death was announced by the governor of
Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole in a statement.Oba-of-Benin
“Our hearts are heavy, laden with pains and
grief, at the announcement of the passing on
to glory of Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku
Akpolokpolo, Oba Erediauwa of Benin, our
highly revered Oba,” Oshiomhole said.
The Governor described the late Oba as” a
distinguished Edo numero uno, an accomplished
Nigerian, a seasoned bureaucrat,
quintessential unifier, unique personage and
exemplary Omo N’Oba, whose reign brought
distinction, immense class, finesse and
integrity to traditional institution in Edo state
and the country at large.”
“To us at the Edo state Government, he was
our strongest supporter; both in his
uncommon faith in our ability and his
readiness to offer uncommon advice to
sharpen public discourse in our shared
commitment to transform Edo state. It
gladdens our heart, therefore, that our
revered Oba was alive to witness the positive
transformation of Edo state under his reign,
and for standing with us through thick and
thin in the course of making the Edo economy
a treasure to behold. Being part of that
eloquent history of transformation before his
reunion with his ancestors gives us further
reassurance that he will occupy a special pride
of place in the hereafter.
“We are enveloped with a deep sense of
nostalgia that our great Oba, a great-
grandfather, grandfather, father, uncle and
iconoclastic royal father of exemplary carriage
and conduct, who sustained the dignity of the
average Edo mind, has joined his ancestors.
We are, however, encouraged by the fact that
another great son of the Great Benin Kingdom,
His Royal Highness, Edaiken N’Uselu, Crown
Prince Eheneden Erediauwa, who is already
showing manifest quintessential attributes of
his great father, will step into his father’s big
shoes.
“Edo people will miss our iconoclastic royal
father of the great Benin Kingdom. Nigerians
and Nigeria will miss this great exemplar of a
Royal Father, an Oba of distinction and
integrity. Adieu until we meet to part no
more.”

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