By Seun Adeuyi
The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, through the Benin Traditional Council, has announced the arrival of a bouncing baby girl to the Benin Royal family, which was delivered by her Royal Highness, Queen Owamagbe of Benin Kingdom.
The Secretary of the Council, Mr. Frank Irabor, who announced the arrival in a statement on Saturday, said the infant princess and her mother were in excellent health and good spirits.
According to Irabor, the delivery took place on 20th October, 2020, but due to the #EndSARS protest and tension, the announcement was delayed.
“It is our prayers that the princes would grow in good health, excellence and grace and that she 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, His Royal Majority Omo ‘N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare 11,” the statement read partly.
Irabor said, “We congratulate our amiable Queen, Her Royal Highness, Queen Iyayota, for a safe delivery and pray that this happy occasion shall birth more blessings for her, for the palace and for the entire Benin kingdom.”
He added that a date for the naming ceremony will be announced later.