Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara, has congratulated the Oba of Benin, His Royal Highness, Oba Ewuare II, on his coronation as the ruler of the great Bini Kingdom. The Speaker, in a statement said his ascension to the great stool of powerful Bini rulers will consolidate on the peace and progress his father and his predecessors brought to the Bini kingdom.
“We are all aware of the conquests of Obas of Benin from time immemorial. As you ascend this great throne, I pray the Almighty gives you wisdom and guidance as you begin your reign over the great Bini kingdom. May your reign be long and may it bring peace, joy, equity and justice with it,” Dogara stated.
He urged the monarch to, in collaboration with the government of the state, ensure that programmes and initiatives that will better the lives of people in Bini kingdom and the state in general, are initiated.
“By this, you will be leaving a legacy that will pass the test of time and leave a lasting impact on the lives of your people”, he concluded.