Oba of Benin Urges Prayers For Buhari
Addressing a gathering on Tuesday in Umegbe community in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo, the Benin monarch also directed traditional rulers to pray for the President.
In attendance at the meeting were — Igie – Ohen, (priests and priestesses), Oba N’ Amen, Enigies Odionwere -Evbo and all other traditional rulers in the state.
Buhari, who travelled on Feb. 6 to the United Kingdom on vacation, was also scheduled to see his physician during the 10 day trip. However, since the President’s trip, the country has been regaled with reports, particularly on the social media that he is very ill, but which his media aides and other government officials have denied.
Oba Ewuare II said the President had good intentions to change the current economic woes of the country for the benefit of all.
He said that Buhari needed the prayers of all traditional institutions to govern the country in good health.
The monarch also said that celebrations in Benin would henceforth be expanded to accommodate other cultures and traditions of people of the entire state.
He advised youths in the state to desist from land speculations and other social vices, adding that they should channel their youthful efforts to agriculture.
Earlier, Chief Anthony Osagie, the Enogie of Umegbe, said that the monarch’s elimination of Community Development Associations and land transactions in the kingdom had restored the dignity of the Benin kingdom.
Osagie and other traditional rulers at the gathering pledged their unalloyed loyalty to Oba Ewuare II and urged him to use his position to attract development and basic amenities to the state.