In his post coronation tour the Benin Monarch Oba Ewuare assured the people of Edo state that he would help end the attacks by Fulani militia by bringing the problems to the attention of relevant authorities for a solution. His tour also allowed him to address other issues that would improve the state. That a monarch is willing to speak up on this issue is important because the government has not done enough to address the destruction of Christian villages at the hands of Fulani militia.
06/06/2017 Nigeria (All Africa) – Following the frequent attacks by herdsmen which often resulted in loss of lives and property, the Benin Monarch, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, has assured the people of Edo State that the problems of herdsmen in the state would be brought to the attention of the relevant authorities for solution.
The Oba who gave the assurance in Ekpoma during his post coronation thank you visit to the traditional rulers and people of Esanland in Edo Central senatorial district, also promised to join forces with the state government to call on the federal government to re- construct the Benin-Ekpoma-Auchi highway which is in a very deplorable condition.
He further promised to look into the matter relating to the deposed Enogie of Uromi, noting that he is looking forward to receiving a delegation of traditional rulers from the area in his palace, where the matter would be discussed on the possible ways to resolve it amicably.
The monarch used the opportunity to inform the people about the introduction of the concept of customary arbitration committee (alternate dispute resolution committee) as part of reform of palace administration to serve the needs of the people.
He however, expressed concern over the rate of grassroots underdevelopment, youth restiveness and mass poverty among the people, pointing out that his was putting up palliative measures in place to help alleviate poverty.