Benin indigenes in Abuja have commended the Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo Uku Akpolopolo Oba Ewuare 11, Oba of Benin for visiting President Muhammadu Buhari and Benin indigenes in Abuja.
Some of the indigenes’, who spoke to the newsmen on Sunday in Abuja, described the visit as memorable and historic.
Mr Osarenoma Uwaifo, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health said that the Edo Community in Abuja was proud to welcome the Oba to the nation’s capital on his first and historic visit after his coronation.
Uwaifo said that the Oba’s visit to Abuja at this time was auspicious, as the country was in dire need of peace, understanding and development.
“We are confident that the Oba’s visit will bring hope and understanding among the people of Edo resident in Abuja’’ he said.
Mr Dickson Omoregie, the Chairman of Benin Community in Abuja, said that the Oba’s visit was unique and Edo people were happy that their `father’ was in Abuja.
Omoregie said that the Oba had come to greet his subjects having been coroneted 13 months ago. So, it is proper for him to say thank you to those who made it a success.