The Benin monarch, His Royal Majesty Omo N’Oba Ewuare the second, Ogidigan has concluded the 2021 annual Igue festival with thanksgiving to God and ancestors at the Holly Aruosa cathedral, Benin city.
Accomplished by his children, family members, top palace chiefs of different categories, functionaries, district heads of various villages including priests and priestesses of different deities, Oba Ewaure was received in a large ovation by the congregation
In his sermon, the head priest of Benin National church of God Ohen-Osa Igbinoghoduwa Edebiri posited that obedience to constituted authorities especially the Benin monarch attracts great blessings of almighty God
The senior cleric of Benin’s foremost church explained that diligence in obedience and service to assigned authorities is part of the requirements to attain heaven at the end of this life.
He said the Benin monarch and other constituted authorities are God’s representatives on earth as such everyone should be contempt with them in service and obedience
Ohen-Osa Edebiri urged worshipers to serve God and humanity in truth as to attract the earthly and heavenly coverage of God
And our correspondent Charity Ozigbo-Esere reports that Prayers were offered for peace, unity, and development of the state and the country at large.