The Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, has welcomed a set of Quadruplets, three boys and a girl, with fifth wife, Princess Queen Aisosa Ewuare II.
In May 2020, the monarch welcomed his first male heir from her Royal Highness, Princess (Oloi) Iyayota Ewuare II, after he was coronated as the 40th Oba of Benin.
In an historic new development, the traditional ruler has been blessed with 3 boys and a girl at once. He made the announcement at his palace in Benin City on Friday, August 6, amidst jubilation from guests.
A statement released by the Secretary, Benin Traditional Council, Frank Irabor, said the Quadruplets and their mother are in perfect health.
“May the Lord God Almighty and our ancestors protect mother and the Quadruplets in good health and bless them with long life. We congratulate our beautiful, elegant and amiable Queen, her Royal highness Queen Aisosa Ewuare for a safe delivery and pray that this happy occasion shall berth more blessings for her, the Palace and the entire Benin kingdom. A date for the naming ceremony would be announced later.” the statement read in part.
Read the statement below,
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