Stella Dimoko President Buhari Commends Benin Kingdom For Stabilising Nigeria As Oba Of Benin Makes Historic Visit To Aso Villa


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Friday, November 24, 2017

President Buhari Commends Benin Kingdom For Stabilising Nigeria As Oba Of Benin Makes Historic Visit To Aso Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday expressed delight with the stabilising roles that the Eweka Dynasty of Benin Kingdom had been playing in the affairs of the country.

Speaking while receiving the Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II at the State House, the President said that Nigerians have reasons to be proud of the stabilising roles Benin chiefs had played right from the colonial era to the current period, not only in the Delta region but the entire country.

President Buhari singled out the role of the immediate past Oba of Benin, Oba Erediauwa I, whom he described as his “back bone of support” when he was Federal Commissioner of Petroleum Resources and the late Oba was a Federal Permanent Secretary.

“I cannot hold back my emotions, talking about my relationship with your predecessor. After General Murtala Mohammed was assassinated, I was moved from the North-East as governor to Ministry of Petroleum. Your father was then Permanent Secretary. My relationship with him was very strong. I have lost count of the number of visits to his palace as Oba,” he said.

President Buhari praised the late Oba for “stabilising that part of the country because of his firmness. I must also commend the immediate past governor, Adams Oshiomhole for stabilising Edo State.”

Welcoming Oba Ewuare’s delegation made up of chiefs from other parts of Edo State, including the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the President commended His Royal Majesty for following the footsteps of his predecessor while reiterating his support for the traditional institution.

“I know and respect the traditional institution. I try as much as possible to understand why the authors of our Constitution kept silent about their role,” he said, noting however, that this was probably the best thing way to preserve their neutrality.

“Your Royal Majesty, you are safe where you are,” the President added.

In his remarks, Oba Ewuare II, who commended the President for his handling of security matters in the country, urged the Federal Government to establish industries in the rural areas to curb unemployment, rural-urban migration and human trafficking.

The Oba of Benin has got SWAG meeeeeen!!!


  1. Yorubas lead others copy and follow. Dem don see say to achieve anything you have to be proactive. Don’t sit in your palace and expect people to just bring you money. Even Queen Elizabeth worked for her country by travelling all over the world to bring investment to the UK

  2. This Oba of Benin obviously a political Oba... His Father has never stepped out of Palace anyhow.. Story has it that he has never visited any president, rather it's president that do come to visit him in his Palace.

    1. Your first sentence is kinda true. At first I was surprised The Great Oba of Benin left his palace. I know Erediauwa I, visited Oshiomole at the government house, but not once did he fly all the way to the Presidential Villa well it's a new regime.


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