The Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba Ewuare II, on Monday announced the arrival of a newborn baby into the royal house.
The traditional ruler, who was installed on October 20, 2016, welomed a baby boy with his second wife Princess Iyayota (Obazuwa Nerie)
Oba Ewuare who disclosed this at a press briefing at his palace through the Iyase of Benin, thanked God and the ancestors for the baby, noting that mother and child are alive, hale and healthy.
“By the grace of the Almighty God and the benevolence of our ancestors, the Benin Traditional Council on behalf of His Royal Majesty, Omo N’ Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, Oba of Benin and the Royal Palace of Benin Kingdom, joyfully wish to announce that her Royal Highness, Queen Iyayota of Benin kindgom has been delivered of a bouncing baby boy,” the statement read“The infant Prince and his mother are in excellent health and good spirits.
It is our prayers that the Prince will grow in good health, excellence and grace and that he shall be blessed immeasurably by the Almighty God and, the great Royal Ancestors with the wisdom, kindness and generosity, knowledge and courage of his illustrious father, HIS ROYAL MAJESTY OMO N’OBA N’EDO UKU AKPOLOKPOLO OBA EWUARE II.
We congratulate our amiable Queen Her Royal Highness, Queen IYAYOTA for a safe delivery and pray that this happy occasion shall birth more blessings for her, for the Palace and for the entire Benin kingdom. A date for the naming ceremony will be announced later”the statement added.