Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, The Ooni of Ife has commiserated with the government and people of Edo State over the demise of the late Oba of Benin, Omo n’Oba Erediauwa.
A condolence message signed by the Ooni’s Director of Media and Public Affairs, Moses Olafare, said Edo, Ile-Ife, Oduduwa race, Nigeria and the entire African continent would greatly miss the late monarch.
Ogunwusi described the deceased as a respecter and manager of African culture as well as an embodiment of values, respect, peace, discipline and honesty.
He also said the highly respectable monarch was blessed with an uncommon and enviable character. The Ooni added that the late monarch utilised his 37 years on the throne creditably, remarkably and productively. The late monarch, he added, cherished and protected Benin’s traditional culture and traditions while alive.