Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, Oba of Benin has urged the Managing Director of Grand Oak’s Limited, makers of Seaman Schnapps drink, Mr.Fatai Odesile on the need to sustaining cultural values and beliefs.
The Oba of Benin made this remark when the Managing Director, Mr.Fatai Odesile and his team paid a courtesy visit to His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, Oba of Benin in his Palace in Benin City.
Oba Ewuare II urged the Managing Director, Mr.Odesile to be more committed to culture and tradition as well as sustaining it because his brand is the original prayer drink that has affinity with the celebration of culture and tradition.
Oba Ewuare II pointed out that it is not just during Igue Festival that prayers are offered to God and the Ancestors but at all times.
He equally urged the Managing Director to encourage corporate bodies to be more active in cultural activities using Seaman Schnapps drink for prayers and supplication to God and the Ancestors.
The Oba of Benin enjoined the Managing Director of Seaman Schnapps to also promote the culture and tradition of Benin Kingdom on daily basis just the way they promote their products.
The Omo N’Oba requests the management of Seaman to open up job opportunities for unemployed youths.
The Managing Director, Mr.Fatai Odesile informed His Royal Majesty that they were in the Palace to round off their campaign for a rebirth of the culture of traditional prayers using the Seaman Schnapps, because Benin Kingdom is foremost in culture and tradition.
Mr.Odesile assured the Oba that Seaman will continue to promote, support and propagate the usual Igue Festival and other festivals in Benin Kingdom.
Mr.Odesile used the opportunity to solicit for Royal blessings for peace, progress and prosperity.
In another development, the Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II has charged the Binis in Diaspora to speak Benin language wherever they are.
The Oba of Benin gave the Charge when the Chairman of National Democratic Congress Party (NDCP), Mr. Charles Osuyi Idehen paid him a courtesy call in the Palace.
The Omo N’Oba told his guests that they can contribute their quota as private sector, rather than going into politics, and called on Edos in diaspora to influence the establishment of industries in the state to engage the people.
The Benin Monarch however said that the Palace is not partisan and wished the Chairman and members of the National Democratic Party well in their endeavour.
Earlier, the Chairman of NDCP, Mr. Charles Osuyi Idehen said they were in the Palace to introduce themselves and the party to the Oba of Benin and solicited for Royal blessings.
Also, the Edo in Diaspora Organisation led by Barr. Efosa Ogieriakhi was also in the Palace to unveil their organisation’s plans to contribute to the development of Edo State in the areas of skill acquisition, agriculture, youth and women empowerment, as well as establishment of Smart City in the state.
Oba Ewuare II commended them for their effort to join government to provide skill acquisition and job creation.
The Oba of Benin however urged them to also consider the establishment of agro-allied industries in the state to provide jobs for unemployed youths.
Chief Press Secretary
To Oba of Benin