Former Senator representing Edo South Senatorial District, Senator Roland Owie, has commended the Edo State Government for the implementation of the Traditional Rulers and Chiefs Edict of 1979, especially as relates to section 45 of the edict, which recognised the Oba of Benin’s position as the permanent head of all the traditional rulers in the State.
In a statement, Owie said the implementation of the law will allow the traditional rulers in the Benin Kingdom to support the State Government's efforts in improving the lives of their subjects and communities.
Commending the Edo State Government, he said, “I just read a release issued by the Hon. Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Chris Osa Nehikhare that Oba of Benin Remains Uncontestable Head of All Traditional Rulers and Chiefs in Edo State. I thank the Governor of Edo State and the Edo House of Assembly for obeying this piece of legislation that was enacted in 1979, after 44 years.”
The Senator noted, “With this, the Enigie in Benin Kingdom can now live well and support their subjects and communities. Thank You, Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, ‘Uhunoma’ members of the Edo State House of Assembly. To God Be Glory.”