Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II arrived at the palace in Ile-Ife at 1:15pm the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, for a visit.
The traditional ruler of the Edo people and his chiefs and some dignitaries from the ancient city of Benin first went to the residence of the Ooni.
Cultural troupes from Benin, entertainers and drummer from Ile-Ife started drumming, singing and dancing as early as 10:am inside the hall where Oba Ewuare was received.
The Ooni’s Palace at Enuwa in Ile-Ife was beefed up with an armoured personnel carrier, armed policemen to ensure that there is no security breach
Ooni receive the Benin monarch along with his traditional rulers and notable indigenes, Orangun of Ila, Oba Wahab Oyedotun, traditional rulers from Ile Ife and Dr. John Odeyemi where among those to recieved the omo-oba of benin kingdom.
The Oba of Benin who attended Edo College in Benin from 1965 to 1967 and Immaculate Conception College from 1968 to 1970.
He got his A-Level Certificate from South Thames College, London. He graduated with an Economics degree from the University of Wales, UK and holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Rutgers University Graduate School, New Jersey, USA
He was Nigeria’s Ambassador to Angola and Sweden, with accreditation to Norway, Denmark and the Republic of Finland. He was also Nigeria’s Ambassador to Italy.
He also worked at the United Nations between 1981 and 1982