Edo Declares Public Holiday For Oba’s Coronation

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As Benin City, the Edo State capital wears new look especially around the City centre for the Coronation of the 39th Oba, the Edo State Government on Tuesday has declared Thursday, October 20 a public holiday.

In an announcement signed by the Secretary to State Government, Prof Julius Ihonvbere, the public holiday is in honour of the Crown Prince, Ambassador Eheneden Erediauwa, Edaiken n’Uselu whose coronation as the Oba of Benin will hold same day.

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.

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