Oba of Benin to unveil Queen mother’s statue on Friday

by Tom Chiahemen
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The Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, says the Palace will on Friday, Feb.24, unveil the statue of the Queen mother (Iyoba N’ Uselu), Ikuoyemwen.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Oba, Mr Osaigbovo Iguobaro and made available to newsmen in Benin.

Iguobaro said Oba Ewuare had conferred the Chieftaincy title of Iyoba N’ Uselu on his mother, Queen Ikuoyemwen, posthumously in November 2021.

He noted that the Iyoba N’ Uselu title began during the era of Queen Idia, the mother of Oba Esigie, in 16th Century in Benin Kingdom.

“The unveiling of the statue will take place at five junction on Uselu Lagos Road, Benin on Feb. 24,” he said.

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