Oba of Benin’s Death a Great National Loss, Says BuhariFeatured, Latest News, News Saturday, April 30th, 2016
BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari says he has received with sadness and an immense feeling of great national loss, news of the passing away of the highly revered traditional ruler of Benin Kingdom, Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Erediauwa.
On behalf of the Federal Government, President Buhari extended sincere condolences to 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.
A statement issued in Abuja said, “the President extended special commiserations to Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa and other members of the late Oba’s immediate family.”
President Buhari assured them of the fullest sympathy and solidarity of the Federal Government and all Nigerians as they mourn Oba Erediauwa who will always be remembered as one of the most outstanding traditional rulers of his era.
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