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Oba Of Benin tasks diaspora Edos on Ugie Festival


[File] Oba Ewuare II

All Edo sons and daughters in Diaspora have been charged to mobilise themselves to actively participate in the annual Ugie Festival in Benin Kingdom.

His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, Oba of Benin gave the charge, when he received a delegation of Edo Association of Nigerians in Germany in his palace.

The Benin monarch told his guests to key into the Palace’s vision, especially the establishment of Oba Ewuare II Satellite Town in Uhunmwode Local Government Area of the state, which the Oba said was meant to create jobs and development.


His Royal Majesty advised them to woo international investors to help develop the Satellite Town, which has provisions for schools, hospital, recreational centre and a market, among others.

The Oba assured of a peaceful, conducive and investment friendly environment for would-be investors.

While urging them to continue promoting the rich culture and tradition of Benin Kingdom, the Omo N’Oba said at the appropriate time, he would pay a visit to Europe, as part of his post-coronation tour. He enjoined them to be prepared to receive him.

The spokesperson for the Association, Mr. Edobor Otabor, said they were in the Palace to pay homage to the Oba, in appreciation of his prayers and love for them over the years.

Otabor commended His Royal Majesty for the ban placed on activities of Community Development Association, as well as the Royal pronouncement against illegal migration and human trafficking youths engage.

He promised that the Association’s members would support the vision and mission of the Omo N’Oba, and solicited royal blessings.

Other members of the Association, including Orlando Eguavoen, Henry Friday Erhabor, Idumwonyi Christopher, and Victor Uwumarogie also used the opportunity to eulogise Oba Ewuare II for the positive changes he has brought to the Kingdom since his ascension to the throne.

They wished the Oba good health, long life and many years’ reign.

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