Obaseki dethrones Edo Clan Head


Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has dethroned His Royal Highness, Benjamin Ikani as the Oliola of Uzanu Clan in Etsako East Local Government area of the state.

A government special announcement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie said “The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki has approved the revocation of the clan of South Uneme in Etsako East Local Government Area.

“Edo State Government has also withdrawn the appointment of HRH Benjamin Ikani as the Oliola of Uzanu Clan of South East Uneme with immediate effect.

“The State Government action is predicted on the incessant and flagrant disregards to peace agreement and government’s directive to maintain peace in Uzanu Community and its environs by the Oliola”.

Meanwhile the Edo State Government has charged residents to continue to comply with all preventive protocols to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state, as the government intensifies efforts to contain the second wave of the pandemic.

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Edo State COVID-19 Incident Manager, Dr. Andrew Obi, who gave the charge while speaking to journalists in Benin-city, said the state has continued to record success in the management of the pandemic.

“We urge everyone to support the government’s efforts at containing the pandemic by complying with guidelines to curtail the spread of the virus. We must continue to wear facemasks when in public; wash our hands regularly under running water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers and observe social distancing.”

Obi said decontamination of homes and offices of infected persons, contact tracing and line listing activities, strict enforcement of the state’s COVID-19 preventive protocols and the vaccination of eligible members of the public, among other activities to contain the second wave of the pandemic, are still ongoing.

Obi charged residents with any COVID-19 symptoms to contact the Edo Emergency Operation Centre on this toll-free number: 08003625000 for assistance.