The Benin monarch, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II has scaled back the glitz and glamour that heralding the birth of a set of Quadruplets (three infant princes and a princess) into the Benin Royal family with his fifth wife, Queen (Oloi) Aisosa Ewuare II.
Recall that one of his wives, Queen (Oloi) Iyayota Ewuare II, had in May 2020, gave birth to an infant prince a few years after the traditional ruler ascended the throne of his forebears. the traditional ruler.
But the highlights of that rota of events that capture global imagination of prominent Nigerians over the historic Quadruplets seem to have been toned down in honour of Edo born billionaire and loyal subject to the Benin throne, Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo whose death was reported last week Sunday in London at age 63.
In his tribute to family of late Okunbo family, Oba Ewuare II, said the the business Mongol, lived a life that was well spent on Earth and prayed God to grant his family the fortitude to bear the great loss.
Secretary to the Benin Traditional Council, BTC, Mr. Frank Irabor revealed in a statement signed on Saturday in Benin City, Edo State Capital.
According to him, “The demise of Captain Okunbo was received with a great shock”, adding that, Okunbo Wells Idahosa was not only a son of the Benin Kingdom, but a loyal subject and illustrious subject of the Oba of Benin.
On Sunday August 8, 2021, hosted members of the Benin Royal family and journalists in Edo State to a banquet shortly after he announced the highly significant arrival of the Quadruplets.
The Oba palace also drew a rota of activities for other guests and other visitors paired down in batches in line with the health safety guidelines and Covid-19 protocol.
He said the traditional ruler will host members of the Benin Royal family and members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Edo State Council at the Oba of Benin palace ground on Sunday at 3.p.m in celebration of the Quadruplets.
In the mean time, women groups have greeted the Quadruplets with a Royal salute at the Benin Royal court at Oba of Benin palace, with strict adherence to protocol.
In his goodwill message, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State governorship election held on September 19, 2020, rejoice with the revered monarch and Benin Kingdom on the birth of the royal quadruplets.
He wrote that “May God give Queen Aisosa Ewuare to “experience all the happiness and blessings parenthood brings”.
“We thank God almighty for this unprecedented abundance that’s yet another manifestation of the unique grace and majesty of our beloved and most revered Oba.
The reads “The happy news of the birth of the new members of the distinguished Royal family has elicited joy across the kingdom and united the people in celebrations.
“We wish the princes and princess the best of health and pray that their arrival usher in greater prosperity and peace in the Kingdom and Edo State”.