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Group tours Europe, seeks support for Benin Royal Museum

By Michael Egbejule, Benin City
13 December 2022   |   3:51 am
A group, Coalition of Benin Socio-Cultural Organisation (CBSCO), yesterday, pledged its support for Benin culture and traditions, as it embarks on a tour of Europe.

Benin Royal Museum

A group, Coalition of Benin Socio-Cultural Organisation (CBSCO), yesterday, pledged its support for Benin culture and traditions, as it embarks on a tour of Europe.

It said the tour would expose Edo’s rich cultural heritage, create opportunity to inspect museums, meet and engage relevant stakeholders and attract support for Oba Palace.

A statement made available to journalists in Benin City and signed by the Secretary General of the Organisation, Mr. Osaro Iyamu, said: “As part of our cultural engagement working visit to European countries, we are here to inspect some museums, meet and engage relevant stakeholders, attract support to Oba Palace and thank those that have been promoting and projecting the rich Benin cultural heritage in diaspora and ask them to continually do so. “

According to him, the leadership and members, including stakeholders of Edo Cultural Association Rome LA210, who received the delegation, were briefed on plans and itineraries of the team while in Europe with a view to integrating them into the main activities and programmes of the kingdom.

He said: “We are canvassing support for Benin royal throne and we urge diaspora stakeholders to get involved in upholding Edo rich cultural heritage.”

In his remarks, the President, Edo Cultural Association Rome, Mr. Samuel Izekor, who welcome the delegation to Rome, thanked them for engaging stakeholders to ensure that the Benin cultural heritage remained the greatest in the world.

On his part, Solomon Okoduwa, who is also a team lead, gave insight into the trip, noting that he led a team of Humbordt Forum to the Oba’s Palace four months ago, just as he expressed optimism that the delegation meeting to Rome to engage stakeholders would leave lasting legacy.