Oba of Benin, Eheneden Erediauwa, Ewuare ll, has said he would be celebrating his 4th anniversary on the throne at the 2019 National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST).
NAFEST is scheduled for October 19 to October 26 in Benin.
The monarch said this on Wednesday in Benin when he received the Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Olusegun Runsewe and his team.
Spokesman of NCAC DG, Frank Meke, made this known in a statement on Thursday.
Oba Erediauwa said his desire to celebrate his 4th coronation anniversary with NAFEST is to make the festival a source of promoting national unity among diverse cultures in the country.
“We shall support and encourage Runsewe’s passion and desire for the promotion and preservation of Nigeria’s culture, which every lover of Nigeria’s culture must join hands to sustain.
“Your passion for culture is overwhelming, and I’m highly impressed at your work rate and efforts to re-position Nigeria’s culture among the comity of nations,” the monarch said.
Mr Runsewe had informed the Oba that the purpose of his visit was to brief the Palace about the forthcoming festival slated to hold in Benin.