The Benin royal family has announced the birth of a baby boy to the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II.
The Iyase of Benin Kingdom, Sam Igbe, revealed this on Monday in a statement which read: “By the grace of the Almighty God and the benevolence of our ancestors, the Benin Traditional Council on behalf of His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, Oba of Benin and the Royal Palace of Benin Kingdom, joyfully wish to announce that Her Royal Highness, Queen Iyayota of Benin Kingdom has been delivered of a bouncing baby boy.
“The infant Prince and his mother are in excellent health and good spirits. His Royal Majesty prayed for his newborn child to grow in good health and should also be blessed greatly.
“It is our prayers that the Prince will grow in good health, excellency and grace and that he shall be blessed immeasurably by the Almighty God and, the great Royal Ancestors with the wisdom, kindness and generosity, knowledge and courage of his illustrious father, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II.”