All set for coronation of Oba of Benin

THE Benin Traditional Council, on Wednesday, announced that His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa, Edaiken N’Uselu, has successfully performed all the required traditional rites, including Emwinekhuan (royal funeral rites).

The announcement was made by the Iyase of Benin, Chief Sam Igbe, who explained that the conclusion of the rites “complete all the requirements” by the Crown Prince “to ascend to the throne of the Oba of Benin.”

Consequently, the Benin Traditional Council further announced that as part of preparation for the coronation of His Highness, three committees have been inaugurated.

They include Coronation Planning Committee, which has Professor Gregory Akenzua as chairman, Finance Committee with Dr Greg Ero as chairman and the Government Committee, which has Chief Oseni Elamah, as chairman.

According to the Iyase, the coronation programme would be announced shortly.