The Oba of Benin, acknowledged with certainty Egi Ogba culture and language in its present form, saying that as his priest had pronounced, the Oba of Benin is now looking at the possibilities for the formal recognition of the ancient “Eze Egi Stool” in Rivers State, from where the incumbent Eze Egi stopped. His priest who had known the Oba’s intention thanked the Eze Egi and members of his Council of Chiefs for visiting the Omo N’ Oba, N’ Edo Uku Apolokpolo, Oba of Benin. The Oba of Benin also invited Eze Egi for this year’s “Ugie Erha Oba” in December 17, 2008. “Ugie Erha Oba” is a festive that celebrates the father of the Oba.
By Nwokezi J. Ikoro