Going by the announcement by Oba Palace to the effect that the people should not make fire (use of firewood, gas cooker etc) on Sunday the 5th of June 2016 as one of the burial rite procedure of the Oba of Benin.

I have been reading comments from people as to what will they eat, upon this, i put a call across to a senior official of the palace for clear interpretation of the announcement which was somewhat ambiguous in nature.

He made the following clarifications:

1. The observance of not making fire is between 6am and 6pm

2. You can make fire before and after stipulated time.

3. It is not a FASTING DAY as speculated by some persons

4. You can eat but you are not allowed to make fire between 6am and 6pm


I would advise that people should cook whatever food they intend to consume for the day before 6am when the order will take effect and also see how to eat other kinds of food which are already prepared.

My little contribution though.

Edaiken Ghato Kpere

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