President Tinubu assured them that he would support the Benin Royal Council in its bid to establish a museum that will house the artefacts.

President Tinubu Promise To Protect Benin Artifact On The Oba Of Benin Account

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President Tinubu assured them that his administration would support the Benin Royal Council in its bid to establish a museum that will house the artefacts.

According to a statement from Dele Alake, Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties, Communications, and Strategy, he made the commitment when he met with other traditional leaders from Edo State and the Oba of Benin on Friday.

He claims that the President gave them the assurance that his government would aid the Benin Royal Council in its effort to create a museum to house the artifacts.

The President praised the Benin king for his efforts in ensuring that a proper museum is created to preserve the rich history and traditions of the Benin Kingdom and congratulated him on finding the stolen artifacts.

It merits our defense. Both of us are thrilled that they are back and that you are content. They are being held in a safe place. It is a question of history, spanning more than a century. He responded, “We’ll work on the museum.

Assuring that roads in Edo State will be taken into consideration in accordance with a request made by the traditional ruler, President Tinubu stated that the Federal Government is presently conducting an audit of its infrastructure projects.

Oba Ewuare II praised President Tinubu in his speech for the impressive progress made by his administration in its first few weeks.

The royal father responded, “We expected you to get up and running, and you have done it even faster than we anticipated.

He said that the President’s actions since taking office on May 29, 2023, have restored Nigerians’ optimism and placed the nation on the path to prosperity and development.

President Tinubu was urged by the king to assist the Benin Palace in preventing theft of or appropriation of the artifacts from the Benin Royal House.

Additionally, Oba Ewuare II expressed his gratitude to the Federal Government for appointing him as the provost of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).

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