Tambuwal mourns Oba of Benin

Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has described the late Oba of Benin, Erediauwa Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, as a committed nationalist and traditional ruler par excellence whose reign brought tremendous progress to Benin Kingdom in particular and Edo State in general.

In a message of condolence issued in Sokoto by his spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, Tambuwal said the deceased monarch lived a life of service for his people and the nation at large.

“Oba Erediauwa has written his name in gold, through his invaluable contributions to the growth and development of the nation’s socio-economy, as well as his globally acknowledged views on governance, public policy, history and leadership.

“He was an accomplished Nigerian and a seasoned bureaucrat whose ideals will be cherished for a long time by succeeding generation of Nigerians,” Tambuwal added.

The governor extended the condolence of the people and government of Sokoto State over the loss.