Just in: Benin palace welcomes birth of Oba Ewuare’s first Prince on throne

Oba Ewuare ll with Queen Iyayota

By Jethro lbileke

The Benin Traditional Council on Monday announced the birth of a new Prince of the Kingdom Ben to Oba Ewuare ll, Oba of Benin, by one of his Queens, Her Royal Highness, Queen Iyayota of Benin Kingdom.

The joyous news was broken to the press by the Iyase of Benin Kingdom (Prime Minister), Chief Sam Igbe.

The new Prince is the first to be born to the revered Monarch on throne.

“By he grace of the Almighty God and the benevolence of our ancestors, the Benin Traditional Council on behalf of His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare ll, Oba of Benin and the royal palace of Benin Kingdom, joyfully wish to announce that Her Royal Highness, Queen Iyayota of Benin Kingdom been has delivered of a bouncing baby boy.

“The infant Prince and his mother are in excellent health and good spirits,” Igbe said.

Queen Iyayota

The Benin Traditional Council congratulated the Monarch and the amicable Queen for the arrival of the Prince.

“It is our prayers that the Prince will grow in good health, excellent and grace and that he shall be blessed immeasurably by the Almighty God and, the great Royal ancestors with the wisdom, kindness and generosity, knowledge and courage of his illustrious father,” it said.