Former President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with the Oba of Benin, His Highness Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Ewuare II, on his 70th birthday.
Buhari in a statement issued on Saturday by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, described the Oba as “a king among kings”.
The former President said Oba Ewuare II “continues as a source of inspiration to the country for his remarkable tenacity in the preservation of the cherished cultural values and traditions of the Benin Kingdom”.
“He is the ultimate Oba,” the former President noted, urging the media and the recorders of modern history to focus on Oba Ewuare II as a champion of good conduct and guardian of the cherished values and traditions of his people.
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“Long Live the Oba, Long Live The Federal Republic of Nigeria,” Buhari added.
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