Sunday, 30 July 2017

Oba Of Benin Receives Members Of His Alma Mater, Tasks Members Of Benin Forum To Uphold The Ideals Of The Forum

 The Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty Oba Ewuare II has urged the leaders and members of Benin Forum to hold on tenaciously to the original ideals and vision behind the setting up of the forum in 2009by Oba Erediauwa of blessed memory.
                              
Oba Ewuare II who stated this when members of Benin Forum led by its chairman, Chief David Edebiri the Esogban of Benin Kingdom paid him a courtesy visit in his palace said the forum was established among others, to provide umbrella for other Benin Association at home and abroad.
 

The Benin Monarch told members of the forum to always do everything possible to support the Benins like they have always done, in order for them to excel in their field of human endeavours.
 
His Royal Majesty also charged affluent Benins and those in position of authority to always try to offer assistance to their people and help fast tract development in the kingdom.
 
Oba Ewuare II drew the attention of members of Benin Forum to the challenges of boundary disputes as well as the incursion and aggression being exhibited by the Ijaws, especially in Gelegele area and enjoined them to join forces together to arrest the ugly development.
 
He prayed that God and the ancestors should grant members of the forum the grace, wisdom, strength and resources to achieve the aims and objectives of the Benin Forum.
 
Earlier, the chairman of Benin Forum and the Esogban of Benin Kingdom, Chief David Edebiri said they were in the palace to introduce the Forum and its vision to the Oba of Benin, who is the life patron of the Forum.
 
He said the aim of the Forum is to struggle for the growth of Benin people and the development of the kingdom.
 
Chief Edebiri informed His Royal Majesty that the Forum usually collaborate with the palace and the state government to achieve its vision and mission and pledged the Forum’s readiness to support the vision of Oba Ewuare II in order for the Oba’s reign to be eventful, successful and peaceful.
 
The Benin Forum is a social-cultural organization established by Oba Erediauwa in 2009 to provide a rallying point for the Benin’s at home and abroad.


Oba Of Benin Receives Members Of His Alma Mater
The president and members of Immaculate Conception College Benin Old Boys Association ICCOBA has been commended for been good ambassadors of their alma mater.
 
The commendation was made by His Royal Majesty, Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, Oba of Benin when the president and other leaders of ICCOBA paid a courtesy visit on the Oba of Benin in his palace.
 
Oba Ewuare II said he was very proud to identify with them as an old Boy of the school, pointing out that the visit brings him nostalgic feelings about his days as student of Immaculate Conception College Benin City.
 
On the plan to construct ICCOBA House in Benin City, the Oba of Benin promised to support the project, and prayed for the success of the launching ceremony which is coming up later this year.
 
Speaking on behalf of the president and members of ICCOBA world-wide, the chairman of the building committee and a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police Mr. Parry Osayande thanked the Oba of Benin for his support to the Association over the years.
 
He informed His Royal Majesty of the Association’s plan to organize a fund raising towards the construction of ICCOBA House in Benin City and solicited the support of the Oba of Benin towards the project.
 
Mr. Osayande told the Benin monarch that Immaculate Conception College Benin City has produced important people in the society including the Oba of Benin, and that members of the Association was very proud to be associated with him.
 
The Oba of Benin also received the president and members of the Edo College Old Boys Association ECOBA with a charge to help in theteaching and learning of Benin language in schools.
 
Oba Ewuare II commended members of ECOBA for their support especially during the coronation, and assured them of palace support for all their planned programmes and activities.
 
His Royal Majesty accepted to be their patron and a plaque was later presented to the Oba of Benin by the president of ECOBA.
 
In an earlier address, the president of Edo College Old Boys Association, Dr. Reuben Osahon commended Oba Ewuare II for transforming the palace, adding that they were proud that their Association has produced two Oba’s.

Dr. Osahon said they were in the palace to formally install the Oba of Benin as their patron in line with their constitution, as well as solicit for support towards the celebration of ECOBA at 80 which comes up between 6th and 8th October this year.

He announced the naming of the college house in honour of Oba Erediauwa and requested for a piece of land for them to build ECOBA resource centre.
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