President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole, the people of Benin Kingdom and Edo State on the passage of the highly revered traditional ruler of Benin Kingdom, Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Erediauwa who had ruled over his people since his ascension to the throne in 1979.
The President extends special condolences to Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa and other members of the late Oba’s immediate family and 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.
“As the late Oba goes to join his very illustrious royal ancestors, President Buhari believes that his place of honour in the history of the Benin Kingdom and Nigeria has been assured by his long and highly successful career as a public servant, administrator and chief custodian of the much celebrated culture and traditions of his people,” a statement by the presidency says.
The President prayed that God Almighty will receive the late Oba’s soul and grant him peaceful repose. He also prayed that God will grant Crown Prince Erediauwa the wisdom and courage he will require to build on the laudable legacies of Oba Erediauwa.