OBA of Benin Coronation: Edo declares Thursday public holiday

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By; RALPH OKHIRIA, Benin.
Edo State Government has declared Thursday, October 20 a public holiday in respect of coronation of the Benin Crown Prince, Amb. Eheneden Erediauwa who will be crowned the 39th Oba of Benin.
In an announcement signed by the Secretary to State Government, Prof Julius Ihonvbere, the public holiday will ensure a hitch-free coronation ceremony and give Edo people the opportunity to partake in the historic installation of the Oba of Benin.
The Benin Crown Prince whose coronation ceremony started on Saturday, October 10, on Tuesday visited Useh community, near Benin City where he choosed a name that he would be called.
But the name is kept secret till on Thursday when it will be made public during the official inauguration at the ancient Urhokpota Hall in Benin City.

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