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Oba of Benin assures Edo people of better future



Oba of Benin, Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo, Uku Akpolokpolor, Ewuare II, on Tuesday, conveyed a message of hope to Edo citizens, urging the people to cast aside fears because better days were imminent.

His message was delivered during the universal week of prayers, organised by the Benin City Christian Community in his palace.

Reading Psalms 23, verse 1 from the Bible, “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want”, Oba Ewuare II expressed gratitude for the unwavering support received since his ascension to the throne.

He added: “God’s time is the best and May God Almighty continually protect all of you.”

It was reported that the event brought together a diverse audience, including members of the royal family, Chiefs and palace functionaries, who shared moments of amusement as Oba Ewuare II read from the Bible.

Delivering his goodwill message at the solemn assembly, Oba Ewuare II, who thanked his prayer partners and subjects for their relentless support, said “God’s time is the best.

“We should not be afraid. All is well. Better days are ahead. May God almighty continually protect all of you,” he assured the gathering.

Earlier, the Chairman of Benin City Christian Community, Apostle Godspower Ogbonmwan, paid tribute to the royal father for his interest in religious activities and devotion to the 2024 annual prayers with the theme: “God is our refuge and strength”.

The Cleric, who was supported by Reverend (Mrs) Sunday Osadolor, drew inspiration from Psalms 46, verses 1-11.

Ogbonmwan, in his sermon delivered in Edo language, lamented rising social vices in the world, and advised the Children of God to keep the commandants of God for them to enjoy his benefits not to be tormented by plagues.

The spiritual exercise, which was moderated by Reverend Olu Aibinuomo and Elder Agharese Odubor, also featured singing of hymns, praise and worship by the sonorous voices of Christ Apostolic Church of God Mission choir.

Kevin Okunzuwa

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