The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has mourned the Obasogie of Benin Kingdom, Chief Eduwu Ekhator, describing his death as a painful loss.
In a statement, Obaseki said, “I received the news of the death of the Obasogie of Benin, Chief Eduwu Ekhator with a heavy heart. Chief Ekhator was a noble man, with a good heart. He was amiable and peaceful and will be remembered for his good works, which mark him out as a great asset of the Benin Kingdom.”
Obaseki, who described the death as a deep, painful loss, said, “He was a good man. As a peace-loving person, he sued for peace and prevented conflict among persons and communities. He was renowned for supporting charitable and humanitarian causes and committing himself to the service of others. He will be remembered for this and many more good deeds.”
The governor said it was regrettable that Chief Ekhator died when his wise counsel would be required in fostering peace and prosperity in the state, noting that he would be greatly missed.
“I commiserate with the Royal Palace, family, friends and acquaintances of Chief Ekhator and pray that they have the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss,” the governor added.