The Crown Prince of Benin Kingdom and Nigeria’s former Ambassador to Italy, His Excellency Prince Ehenede Erediauwa, has commended Edo state governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, for the massive infrastructural development in the Benin Kingdom.
Prince Erediauwa, who spoke in Benin City at a grand reception organised
to mark his return from ambassadorial tour of duty to several countries, said he was impressed with massive turnout for him, which would make him do more for the Edo people.
According to him, “this reception will even ginger me to do even more for the Edo people. You will note that I said the Edo people, not just the Bini people because the Bini people are the origin of all other people. And our Comrade Governor has always emphasised that; and I know that he has gone through some travails over that, that why is he developing Benin, why not other places?
“The Governor told me a simple philosophy, that Your Highness, if a visitor comes to your house, where will he enter first, is it your bedroom? It is the sitting room. So he has started focussing on the job at hand.
“I’m not campaigning, I’m just stating the facts. I’m following my father’s footsteps. So I want to thank the Comrade Governor. So the prayer that our father said we should pray for the gubernatorial candidate that God has made it to come through, that God has brought it to reality in the person of my friend, not political friend but personal friend, God has brought it to fruition in the person of Comrade Governor ably supported by his Deputy, Pius Odubu.”
The Crown prince announced his intention to set up a trust fund that would support and assist youths in Edo state learn a trade of their choice as well as establish community centres in all local government areas of the state where the youth can benefit in one way or the other.
Ambassador Ehenede Erediauwa served last in Italy with concurrent accreditation to Albania and the Vatican. He had previously served in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
His Royal Majesty, Oba Erediauwa of Benin will hold another reception for the Crown Prince, the Edaiken n’Uselu, on Saturday, July 7 in his Palace.