Niger Governor Wishes New Benin Oba Prosperous Reign
John Femi Adi :
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State, has expressed confidence in the ability of the new Oba of Benin, Omo N’oba N’edo Uku’ Akpolokpolor Ewuare II, Ambassador Eheneden Erediuwa to bring immeasurable development, peace and progress to the ancient Kingdom.
While felicitating with the government and people of Edo State on the coronation of the new paramount ruler of Benin, Governor Sani Bello said the new oba’s pedigree in the act of governance and administration, positivistic approach to societal issues and his sense of justice and fairness apparently gives him the chance to succeed in his new assignment.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Malam Jibrin Baba Ndace, Governor Sani Bello congratulated the 40th Oba of Benin and charged him to relentlessly spearhead, promote and defend, not only the cultural values of the Benin People, but also the peace, progress, unity and development of the country.
The Governor who eulogized the late Oba of Benin also urged him to carry his subjects along and ensure that the legacies left behind by his ancestors not only actualized but also surpassed for the overall development of the Kingdom.
He enjoined the Monarch to work closely with government and other traditional rulers across the state and beyond to foster peace, harmony and socio-economic development in the country stressing that the role traditional institution in this direction can never be undermined.
Governor Sani Bello, while acknowledging the enormous task ahead of the new Oba, prayed God to grant him the wisdom, good health and long life needed to preside and succeed on the most exalted throne as the Oba of Benin.