Shaibu congratulates Benin monarch on Emoro festival

…Commends His Royal Majesty for reviving age-long heritage

Shaibu congratulates Oba of Benin on Emoro festival

Edo State Deputy Governor, Mr. Philip Shaibu, has congratulated the Benin Monarch,  Oba Ewuare 11, Oba of Benin, on the revival and celebration of Emoro Traditional Festival.

The historic festival is an age-long traditional celebration of new yam feast in Benin Kingdom.

His Royal Majesty revived the celebration of the festival after it almost went into extinction.

In his message of felicitations,  the Deputy Governor said:

“I am most delighted to felicitate with His Royal Majesty on this momentous celebration of the Emoro Traditional Festival.

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“The revival of this historic festival is a demonstration of our highly reverred monarch’s quest in preserving the rich culture and tradition that the great Benin Kingdom is renowned for globally.

“Centuries ago, the Emoro Traditional Festival provided a platform for the people of Benin Nation, both at home and in the diaspora to interact, socialize and promote the unique heritage of the kingdom.

“As a son of the Omo N’Oba, l am proud to join the Benin Royal Family and well meaning Edo people, particularly sons and daughters of Benin Kingdom to congratulate His Royal Majesty for the wisdom and courage in reviving the Emoro Traditional Festival.

“As our great Oba celebrates, may Almighty God and the indomitable ancestors of Benin Kingdom continue to bless His Royal Majesty and preserve our people in love, unity and mutual co-existence.

“Oba Gha To’ Kpere – lse,” he added.

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