Return our stolen artifacts – Oba of Benin tells Prince Charles

The Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, has advised Prince Charles to order the British Empire to return all the ancient Benin artifacts that were taken by the British authorities in 1897.

He made this statement during Prince Charles’s meeting with traditional rulers in Abuja.

“Suffice to say that Nigerians in general and Benin people in particular will be most delighted to have your royal highness throw his royal weight behind our efforts to have some of our ancient artifacts that were taken in 1897 from the Royal Court of Benin returned to Benin to establish Oba Palace Museum for the promotion of tourism in Benin City, Edo State.” he said.

Other traditional rulers that attended the meeting were the Ooni of Ife, Enitan Ogunwusi; Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar; Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe; Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, and others.

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