Edo declares 5-Day public mourning for late Oba

file photo of the late Oba of Benin
file photo of the late Oba of Benin

Edo state government has declared 5-day public holiday with effect from Tuesday May 3, 2016, as a mark of honour and respect for the Oba of Benin who recently transited to immortality.

This will afford the people of the kingdom and the entire people of the state the opportunity to mourn the revered Royal Father. In a Government Special Announcement signed by the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Prince Kassim Afegbua, only those on essential services in hospitals, health centres, the Fire Service and others are exempted from observing the public holiday.

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The Nigerian National Flag is expected to be flown at half mast across the state during the 5-day mourning period while work is expected to resume on Monday, 9th May, 2016.

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