Secretary of the Benin Traditional Council, Mr. Frank Irabor on Monday said the Oba of Benin, Omo N’ Oba Erediauwa, is indisposed and as such would not engage in any public engagement for the time being.
In a statement by the Secretary, “it is hereby announced for the information of the general public that in the Palace parlance, “Uhunmwun ve Ekpen vb’ Ato”, meaning the “the Leopard is ill in the Savannah bush.
“The explanation is that Omo N’Oba N’Edo , Uku Akpolokpolo, Erediauwa , CFR, Oba of Benin is indisposed.”
He added that public engagements including courtesy visits, hearing of complaints from individuals, families and communities, and in particular complaints over inheritance and land disputes, are therefore suspended until further notice
The Palace directed all Benin Palace Chiefs and functionaries to note that their routine traditional duties continue as usual.