Photos: Oba of Benin visits Sanwo-Olu in Lagos, tasks Nigerians on unity

November 26, 2023

Photos: Oba of Benin visits Sanwo-Olu in Lagos, tasks Nigerians on unity

Oba of Benin, Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II (right) receiving an Eyo effigy from Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu during the Oba’s courtesy visit at the Lagos House, Marina, on Sunday, 26 November 2023.

The Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Omonoba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Ewuare II on Sunday noted that the promotion of diversity and unity is key for the development for the country.

The Oba who made the remarks during a visit to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, at the Lagos House, Marina, said the diversity and unity of Nigeria made the country big and the giant of Africa.null

According to him, it is good for Nigerians to be together, and iron out the differences of the different groups.

“Nigerians should know that diversity is good for the people. Nigeria is big but we are still together. We will remain together like this but have to iron out our differences. We should learn to live together like one big family,” he said.

The Oba further congratulated President Bola Tinubu, saying that it was the will of God that he would be the president of the country.

He also congratulated Mr Sanwo-Olu on his re-election, and urged him to uphold his electoral promises to the masses.

Reacting, Mr Sanwo-Olu thanked the Oba of Benin for his visit as he rarely left his kingdom; hence, Lagos would not take such a visit for granted.

He commended the Oba for not falling short of the role his forefathers gave to him, as the Benin Kingdom remained a known and respected kingdom worldwide.

The governor also thanked the Oba for his fatherly role, prayers, best wishes for President Tinubu’s government.

”I am sure that he will not disappoint you. He will do everything possible to ensure the real dividend of democracy that helps our country to reduce the poverty in the land, to give us a new sense of hope, and to redefine social economic development.null

”We are beginning to see some of these interventions, just last week, we saw another quarter of GDP growth in the country, the GDP growth has improved from what it was the last one or two quarter.

”So, we believe that with him at the helm of affairs, he will do a good job,” he said.

According to him, Lagos is the shoulder and neck of the country, hence, the government will continue to make sure that it remains home to a lot of people.

Sanwo-Olu also conducted the Oba around the John Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History at Onikan.

”We are preserving the Yoruba culture and heritage for today and future generations,” he said.

The Oba commended Mr Sanwo-Olu for promoting culture and tradition with the centre

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