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Oba Of Benin Goes Tough On Trafficking, Kidnapping Others by analystben(m): 5:36pm On Mar 08
… Invites top Chiefs, Priests to emergency meeting

Worried by the incessant issues of human trafficking, kidnapping and other security challenges in Edo state, the Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II has called for an emergency meeting with top Palace Chiefs, Chief Priests and other traditionalist in the Benin Kingdom on Friday March 9, 2018.

A statement by the Secretary of the Benin Traditional Council, Mr. Frank Irabor said All Senior and Junior Priests of Okhuaihe, All Senior and Junior Priests of Ovia, All the Priests of Benin Traditional Religion in Iyekogba, All the Priests of the Benin Traditional Religion in Isi, All the Priestesses of Benin Traditional Religion and all native doctors of different spiritual manifestations.

The statement also stated that all Benin Chiefs, all Enigie, all Edionwere, market women, all other traditional religious groups recognized by the Palace that may wish to contribute their quota in the promotion of peace and development in the state and the Director and officers of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) are invited for the meeting.

The statement reads: “I am directed to invite the under listed groups to an emergency meeting with His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, Oba of Benin on Friday March 9, 2018 in connection with the issues of.

The groups are as follows:

1. All Senior and Junior Priests of Okhuaihe, referred to in Benin Language as IGIE-OHEN OKHUAIHE.
2. All Senior and Junior Priests of Ovia, referred to in Benin Language as OHEN-OVIA N’KHUA and N’KHERE.
3. All the Priests of Benin Traditional Religion in Iyekogba, referred to as OHEN-IYEKOGBA.
4. All the Priests of the Benin Traditional Religion in Isi, referred to as OHEN-AKE.
5. All the Priestesses of Benin Traditional Religion referred to as OHEN N’IKHUO.
6. All native doctors of different spiritual manifestations, referred to as OBO.
7. All Benin Chiefs.
8. All Enigie.
9. All Edionwere.
10. All other traditional religious groups recognized by the Palace that may wish to contribute their quota in the promotion of peace and development in the state.
11. The Director and officers of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).
12. All market women leaders.

Date once again is Friday March 9, 2018, at the Oba Palace, Benin City, and the Time is 8:00am prompt.

OBA GHATO OKPERE ISE!

Signed:
Frank Irabor
Secretary,
Benin Traditional Council

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