By Ozioruva Aliu, Benin-City
The Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku, Ewuare II has backed the new property protection law recently signed by the governor, Godwin Obaseki.
He said contrary to speculation that the law was targeted at a particular segment of the Benin administrative system, it was to weed out those involved in unscrupulous activities as they concern land and property.
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The Oba was reacting to a demonstration by okhaegheles (youth leaders) who are in charge of land matters from the various communities that make up the Benin kingdom.
Speaking through the Esere of Benin, Chief Stanley Obamwonyi, Oba Ewuare described the traditional roles of Okaigheles as sacrosanct from the inception of the Benin kingdom, stressing that the state government only prohibits the unwholesome and illegal activities of Okhaeghele adding that the government did not ban the traditional and customary…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper