Transition Of Oba Of Benin A Great National Loss – Buhari

Transition Of Oba Of Benin A Great National Loss – Buhari
April 30 05:35 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the passing away of the revered traditional ruler of Benin Kingdom, Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Erediauwa.

In a message issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President condoled with Governor Adams Oshiomhole, the people of Benin Kingdom and Edo State on the passage of the beloved monarch who had ruled over his people since his ascension to the throne in 1979.

The President extended special commiserations to Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa and other members of the late Oba’s immediate family.

The President assured them of the fullest sympathy and solidarity of the federal government and all Nigerians as they  mourn Oba Erediauwa who would always be remembered as one of the most outstanding traditional rulers of his era.

“As the late Oba goes to join his very illustrious royal ancestors, President Buhari believes that his place of honour in the history of the Benin Kingdom and Nigeria has been assured by his long and highly successful career as a public servant, administrator  and chief custodian of the much celebrated culture and traditions of his people.

“The President prays that God Almighty will receive the late Oba’s soul and grant him peaceful repose. He also prays that God will grant Crown Prince Erediauwa the wisdom and courage he will require to build on the laudable legacies of Oba Erediauwa,” the statement said.