OBA OF BENIN HOSTS CHILDREN TO A PARTY
By: Desmond Agbama, CPS to Oba of Benin
His Royal Majesty, Omo N’ObaN’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, Oba of Benin has organised a party for children to mark this year international children’s Day.
The event which took place at the Oba Palace attracted children from different schools in Benin City.
Oba Ewuare II admonished the children to always exhibit good behaviour and obey their parents and teachers, so that they could grow to become leaders of tomorrow.
The Benin Monarch said the party is in two folds, first to celebrate with children to mark this year International Children’s Day; secondly to mark the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari for his second term in office, which comes up on Wednesday 29th May in Abuja.
The Omo N’Oba prayed for a successful inauguration and wished President Buhari wisdom and good health to pilot the affairs of the country for the next four years.
There were various dance categories which showcase children between 1 to 5 years, children between 6 to 10 years and children between 10 to 17 years. The teachers also took their turn to dance.
The Inneh Theatre Troupe International entertained the children and other guests while D.J Adviser provided music that got the children electrified on the dance floor.
The Iloi and members of the Benin Royal family as well as Chiefs and other Palace functionaries were in attendance.
Gifts were presented to all the children, while there were food and drinks to savour the moment.