Oba of Benin bans land speculation, CDAs in Benin

Oba Ewuare II of Benin

Jethro Ibileke/Benin

True to his word, the reign of the new Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has started bearing positive fruits with the outlawing of activities of land speculation carried out by the various Community Development Associations (CDA) in Benin.

It would be recalled that activities of youths as land speculators had been a source of worry to inhabitants of Benin City in the past.

With this pronouncement, all operations of CDA Chairmen and Youth Chairmen have ceased to exist, including collection of development fees, sales and marketing of community land.

The directive came yesterday during a homily by the Priest of Holy Aruosa Cathedral, Benin, Ohenosa Harrison Okao, at the thanksgiving service by Oba Ewuare II as part of activities marking his coronation as the 40th Oba of Benin Kingdom.

According to the Ohenosa, henceforth, sale and management of community affairs and law shall be better with the Edionwere-in-Council and the Enigie (Community Head).

He therefore urged all patrolmen, pointers as well as other Community Security apparatus including lawyers to strictly ensure compliance by abstaining from writing Deeds of Transfer with the concerned persons or Transferors.