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Obiano Mourns Oba Of Benin , Says His Death is Huge Loss To Nigeria

By James Eze (eziokwubundu@gmail.com)

The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has expressed his
deepest condolences to the Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams
Oshiomhole and the people of Edo State on the passage of the Oba of
Benin, the Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Erediauwa, who joined
his ancestors recently.

In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, James
Eze, Governor Obiano described Oba Erediauwa’s passage as a huge loss
to Nigeria.

 Governor Obiano who described the late monarch as “the last of the
titans” further observed that while he lived, Oba Erediauwa stood out
as a bridge builder whose influence spread across the country and

“Oba Erediauwa was always fully aware of his great place in history
and never failed to rise to the occasion. He carried the weight of his
office well and lent depth to the much desecrated traditional
institution. He was oracular in his ways and commanded respect from
afar. Oba Erediauwa will be sorely missed for his urbanity,
scholarship and cultural rootedness,” Governor Obiano observed.

The Governor enjoined the people of Edo State to take heart because
the late Oba led a life of meaning and left a huge legacy for the
country; leaving a trail of excellence that would inspire generations
after him.

“My thoughts and the prayers of Ndi Anambra are with the late
monarch’s family and the government and people of Edo State in this
moment of grief. We pray that Almighty God will grant Oba Erediauwa a
peaceful repose and his survivors the fortitude to bear the loss,” he

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