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Oba Of Benin To Establish Royal Academy Of Arts
The Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, has disclosed plans to set up Benin Royal Academy of Performing Arts at Oba Akenzua II Cultural Centre in Benin to provide opportunity for Benin people to learn Edo language, culture, art and craft.
The monarch disclosed this, when he received Edo Artiste Association of Nigeria in his Palace. On the request for Edo African Magic on DSTV, the Oba said Edo people at home and abroad would be contacted on how to support the project, as it would help showcasing them.
Explaining that they were in the palace to solicit the Oba’s support in promotion of Edo artistes, culture, tradition and artistry, President of Edo Artistes Association of Nigeria, Mr. Richy Ugiagbe, requested for an office accommodation at Oba Akenzua II Cultural Centre to serve as Secretariat. He stressed the need to have Edo African Magic on DSTV.
The Oba also received the Ebohon Cultural Troupe, led by High Chief Osemwingie Ebohon. They were in the Palace to present a new album aimed at promoting Benin Kingdom’s rich culture.
After thanking the troupe, His Royal Majesty assured members of the Palace’s support at all times. The troupe later entertained the Oba and Chiefs with different cultural performances.
The Edo Community in Kaduna, led by its President, Peace Okhuonghae also visited the Oba.
Oba Cautions Against Strike In The Health Sector.
The Oba of Benin has charged the new Chief Medical Director of University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Dr. Darlington Obaseki, to improve on his predecessor’s achievements.
His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, gave the charge, when the CMD led UBTH’s management team on a courtesy visit. The monarch decried incessant strike in the health sector, and advised Obaseki to do everything possible to avoid strike in the hospital.
The Oba urged the team to support the CMD to enable him improve on services. The new CMD said they were in the Palace to inform the Oba of the new leadership, as well as seek his blessings.
Also, The Rotary International District 9141 was also in the Palace to inform His Royal Majesty about their activities, especially in the area of health care and eradication of polio, as well as solicit for Royal blessings.
The Omo N’Oba commended members of the club for their good work in the state in particular and Nigeria in general. Also in the Palace to pay homage to His Royal Majesty was Ambassador Joe Keshi after many years of being in the diplomatic mission.
Describing the Oba as an astute administrator and excellent diplomat, he explained that he was into services of providing economic cooperation among South-south states, as well as finding solution to Niger Delta region’s problems.
His Royal Majesty thanked Ambassador Keshi for the visit, saying it brings wonderful memories as an ambassador.
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