Oba Ewuare II of Benin has donated N500,000, cow, and two bags of rice to Edo chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) to celebrate the New year.
The Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Oba Ewuare, Mr Desmond Agbama, said the money was to buy other items to celebrate new year party for all the journalists in the state.
According to him, “The kind gesture has always be the tradition of Oba of Benin and it symbolised the relationship between father and children.
“Oba of Benin wishes you all a happy new year and also prayed for God blessings for all.”
Agbama, however, commended the journalists for their reportage, adding that the Oba urged them to maintain peace at all times in their dealings.
Responding, the state Chairman of NUJ, Mr Roland Osakwe, thanked the Oba of Benin for his fatherly role.
Osakwe said: “Oba is our patron and our father. He has not relented in his fatherly love.
“I appreciate Oba of Benin, our father; on behalf of all journalists in the state, we love you.”(NAN)