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Give reverence to Oba of Benin, says newly nominated NDDC board chairman

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His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, Oba of Benin

By Isaac Olamikan, Senior Correspondent, Benin

 

Newly nominated chairman of the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission(NDDC), Dr. Pius Odubu, has called on all Benins to continue to assert their loyalty and reverence for their monarch, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare 11, who within his short period on the throne has been a blessing to all and sundry.

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He made the call while receiving members of the Benin Solidarity Movement(BSM) when they paid him a courtesy call in his residence in Benin City.

 

“Let us all respect and adore our Oba who is the embodiment of Benin nation. By so doing we are queuing behind him. He is well respected all over the world.

 

 

“There are two kingdoms in existence in the world today – United Kingdom and Benin Kingdom. That only should tell us that we occupy a unique position in the comity of nations.

 

“In actual fact we ought to be the largest nation in Africa today but for the fact that when we were conquering nations we didn’t do the politics of assimilation. If we had assimilated all those nations that we conquered Benin would have been the largest nation in the whole of Africa today.

 

“Benin is the fourth largest ethnic nationality in Nigeria but we are not playing it up. If we don’t say it nobody will know. We must begin to propagate our own.”

 

On the Benin Solidarity Movement and its leader, Comrade Curtis Eghosa Ugbo, Dr. Odubu stated: “People like you should be celebrated. You are in the likes of late Nelson Mandela of South Africa.

 

“Your place in the history of Benin is reserved. Keep doing what you engage in doing by defending the interest of Benin people. God and our ancestors will continue to guard and protect you in all your endeavors.”

 

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