- The Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, on Saturday, April 8, received two tortoises said to be 117 years old
- The tortoises were presented to the Oba as gift by traditional rulers in the Edo North senatorial district when he visited them
- This new gift presentation comes 15 days after the Oba received a 7-month old tiger of the Esama of Benin
- The gift was given to the Oba as a mark of respect to the king in the palace
The Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, on Saturday, April 8, received two tortoises said to be 117 years old.
Punch reports that the tortoises were presented to the Oba as gift by traditional rulers in the Edo North senatorial district when he visited them.
The tiger, Igbinedion said was given to the Oba as a mark of respect to the king in the palace.
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However, in this fresh development, the Ikelebe III, in the Etsako West local government area of Edo, His Royal Highness, Aliyu Momoh while receiving the Oba pledge support of all traditional rulers in the state for the visiting king.
NAIJ.com gathered that the Oba Ewuare II also called on all the traditional rulers in Edo state to work towards promoting measures that will conserve the environment and encourage forest regeneration.
He also called on the rulers to support his initiative on youth empowerment and job creation stating that there is need to key into the state government's agricultural policies.
The Oba urged leaders to make land available to investors and encourage the youths to embrace agriculture to boost food production.
“The state government is partnering investors to provide incentives for investors to boost agriculture and create employment," Oba Ewuare II said.
“Encourage your youths to take advantage of this initiative.
“We are taking steps to restore sanity to our villages and towns by stamping out activities of community development associations. Their activities have been criminalized. Support this crusade and stamp them out of your domains.”
Oba Ewuare II further added that Edo North would continue to be blessed with good weather, expressed optimism that the people would be rewarded with good harvest this year.
Also speaking, the Otaru of Auchi said other traditional rulers in Edo North will continue to support that Oba in his endeavour.
He also called on the Benin Monarch to lead an advocacy for the roles of traditional rulers to be captured or specified in the country’s constitution.
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