By Jethro lbileke
The Benin Traditional Council on Monday announced the birth of a new Prince of the Kingdom to Oba Ewuare ll, Oba of Benin, by one of his queens, Iyayota.
The news was broken to newsmen by the Iyase of Benin Kingdom (Prime Minister), Chief Sam Igbe.
The new Prince is the first to be born to the monarch on the throne.
“By he 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 ll, Oba of Benin and the royal palace of Benin Kingdom, joyfully wish to announce that Her Royal Highness, Queen Iyayota of Benin Kingdom has delivered a bouncing baby boy.
“The infant Prince and his mother are in excellent health and good spirits,” Igbe said.
The Benin Traditional Council congratulated the monarch and the queen for the arrival of the Prince.
“It is our prayers that the Prince will grow in good health, excellent 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,” he said.