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In Edo Government approves appointment of new Oba of Benin

The State government approved Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa as the new Oba of Benin.

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New Oba of Benin, Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa.

(Premium Times)

The Government of Edo State has approved the appointment of His Royal Highness Edaiken N’Uselu, Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa as the Oba of Benin, with effect from April 29, 2016.

The Secretary to State Government, Julius Ihonvbere, disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday, May 24.

“It is hereby notified for general information that in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 19 (1) of the Traditional Rulers and Chiefs Law, 1979 (as amended) and by virtue of all other laws enabling it in that behalf, the Executive Council of the Edo State Government of Nigeria has approved the appointment of His Royal Highness Edaiken N’Uselu, Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa as the Oba of Benin, with effect from 29th day of April, 2016,” the statement said.

The immediate past occupier of the throne, Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Oba Erediauwa was formally announced dead on April 29, 2016, though it is believed that he died long before it became official.

Oba Erediauwa, who ascended the throne in 1979, was aged 92.

READ: Oba Of Benin's Death - Edo Govt declares 5 days mourning

Crown Prince Eheneden was formally installed as the Edaiken of Uselu, the heir apparent to the throne on March 7, 2015.

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