The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has disclosed that the blessings given to Lagos State by a past Oba of Benin was responsible for the developmental strides being witnessed in the state.

Oba Akiolu, who spoke in Benin during the weekend at an event to mark the one year anniversary of the coronation of the Benin Monarch, Oba Ewuare II, said “Lagos State is currently enjoying the prayers and blessings of a past Oba of Benin.

“The developmental strides you see in Lagos today were a result of those blessings.”

Akiolu stated that he was happy to be present at the anniversary of an Oba who used to be his “brother” but is now his “father.”


He described the Benin Monarch as a man of integrity that would bring his experience as an Ambassador to rule the kingdom.

The Lagos Monarch however urged women in the kingdom to desist from traveling to Italy for the purpose of prostitution.

On his part, Oba Ewuare II promised to introduce traditional reforms to curb abuse in the conferment of chieftaincy titles in the kingdom.

Oba Ewuare noted that conferment of chieftaincy titles must be in accordance with native laws, tradition and customs of the land.

Oba Ewuare emphasised that as a father to all, he would continue the fatherly roles to all traditional rulers in Edo as well as outside the state.

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The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has disclosed that the blessings given to Lagos State by a past Oba of Benin was responsible for the developmental strides being witnessed in the state. Oba Akiolu, who spoke in Benin during the weekend at an event to mark the one year anniversary...