June 25, 2024

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Edo Deputy Gov. Shaibu greets judges, felicitates with Benin monarch

EDO State deputy governor Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu has charged judges in the state to maintain the good name they have been known for over the years.
Shaibu is doing this as he also congratulates Benin monarch, Oba Ewuare II, on the revival and celebration of Emoro traditional festival.
The deputy governor spoke to judges during the state judiciary’s Thanksgiving Mass marking the beginning of the 2023/2024 Legal Year, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Benin-City.
He described judges in the state as courageous, maintaining that Edo prides itself as having the best judges in Nigeria.
According to him, “For us, in Edo, we can pride ourselves as having the best judges in Nigeria because we have a system that works, and parades courageous judges. We have never had any issue with any of them — for me, this year will not be an exception.
“What we would be expecting of them (the judges) is to keep the good name they are known for.
“My prayer for them is that as they start the new legal year, more cases that will give justice to our people will be entertained. And God will continue to be with them as He has always been.”
The deputy governor thanked God for a successful vacation for the judges and for bringing them back safely in good health.
Shaibu was accompanied to the thanksgiving mass by his wife, Comrade (Mrs.) Maryann Shaibu. Dignitaries who graced the occasion included Edo State House of Assembly speaker Rt. Hon. Blessing Agbebaku.
Meanwhile, Shaibu has congratulated Oba Ewuare on the revival and celebration of Emoro traditional festival, an age-long traditional celebration of new yam feast in Benin Kingdom.
His Royal Majesty revived the celebration of the festival after it almost went into extinction. In Shaibu’s message of felicitations he personally signed, the deputy governor stated:
“I am most delighted to felicitate with His Royal Majesty on this momentous celebration of the Emoro Traditional Festival.
“The revival of this historic festival is a demonstration of our highly reverred monarch’s quest in preserving the rich culture and tradition that the great Benin Kingdom is renowned for globally.
“Centuries ago, the Emoro Traditional Festival provided a platform for the people of Benin Nation, both at home and in the diaspora to interact, socialize and promote the unique heritage of the kingdom.
“As a son of the Omo N’Oba, l am proud to join the Benin Royal Family and well meaning Edo people, particularly sons and daughters of Benin Kingdom to congratulate His Royal Majesty on the wisdom and courage in reviving the Emoro festival.
“As our great Oba celebrates, may Almighty God and the indomitable ancestors of Benin Kingdom continue to bless His Royal Majesty and preserve our people in love, unity and mutual co-existence.
“Oba Gha To’ Kpere – lse”, Shaibu says.