Wednesday, 4 May 2016
No funeral to hold in Benin kingdom once burial rites for late Oba is announced- Council of Chief says
He also announced that as a mark of respect for the lat Oba, all male citizens of Benin Kingdom are to clean shave the hair on their head in obedience to Benin tradition.
Chief David Edebiri, the Esogban of Benin kingdom, said sanctions from the ancestors await anyone that fails to clean shave his hair. Meanwhile the Edo state government has declared a 5-day public holdiay following the death of the monarch. The holiday takes effect from yesterday May 3rd.
Posted by Ekpedeme Albert