By Raymond Osogbe

BENIN CITY – As part of activities for the annual festival celebration by the Benin Monarch, His Royal Mejesty, Oba Erediauwa, notable Chiefs in Benin Kingdom yesterday paid homage to the monarch as a way of re-affirming their loyalty.
Yesterday was set aside for the Otue-Igueoba, a ceremony in which chiefs were expected to come and pay homage to the monarch who is return, offer Kola-nut as a symbolic gesture to his subject.
Meanwhile, His Royal Highness Orobosa Agbongiazowe has appreciated the monarch for confirming him as Enogie of Isievbe community in Isi, Uhunmwode Local Government Area, Edo State.
Enogie Agbongiazowe lauded the wisdom of the monarch and the fairness displayed which culminated in what he (Enogie) regarded as land mark decision for his confirmation.
He solicited for the guidance of the ancestors for the monarch which wishing him (monarch) long reign on the throne.
Speaking with newsmen, the Odionwere of Isievbe, Pa. Iguobase Ighodaro, Community Secretary Goodluck Omoigui and the second in command in the community, Pa. Anthony Idehen, all paid glowing tribute to the monarch for his decision on the community matter.