Izevbokun Commends Benin Monarch For Sustaining Igue Festival

Izevbokun Commends Benin Monarch For Sustaining Igue Festival

By OGBEMUDIA JAMES

The Enogie of Evbuovbioba community in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo state, His Royal Highness (HRH), Edwin Aigbe Izevbokun has commended the Benin Monarch, Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Oba Erediauwa (CFR) for sustaining the traditional and cultural values of the great Benin Kingdom.

The Enogie who made the commendation in a chat with THE SUNDAY OBSERVER in his palace recently, congratulated the Oba on this year’s Igue festival, noting that the royal father is God’s representative on earth.

HRH Izevbokun pointed out that the people of Benin, particularly Evbovbioba community are proud to associate with him as he has been able to preserve the rich Benin culture and traditional values, adding that the tempo of celebration of the annual festival since its time immemorial had never diminished as more people from all walks of life have continue do participate in the ceremonies.



He explained that contrary to the erroneous belief in some quarters, the Igue festival has nothing to do with idol worshiping. He said that some respected men of God across the globe had always come to identify with the Benin Monarch on the celebration of the festival, which according to him brings harmony, peace and success to every home in Benin Kingdom.

While praying that the ancestors and God Almighty continue to bless, guide strengthen and grant the royal father long life and good health on the throne, Izevbokun called on all Edo indigenes to help propagate the age-long festival and the rich Benin traditional culture, stressing that the neglect of one’s culture or tradition is a derailment from one’s root.

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