Ahead of Prince Charles’ visit to Nigeria, the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba Ewuare 11, has arrived in Abuja. Oba Ewuare, who is visiting the Federal Capital Territory for the second time since he ascended the throne, was received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport by sons and daughters from Edo State.
The Prince of Wales and his wife, Princess Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall are expected in Nigeria from Nov. 6 to Nov. 8 in a high profile visit during which the royals would also have audience with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
According to reports, the Benin monarch was in Abuja on the invitation of the British High Commission.
The lawmaker expressed the belief that during discussions, the Oba will talk about the issue of stolen Benin Artefacts.
Meanwhile, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Paul Arkwright, announced in Abuja on Sunday that Prince Charles would engage in peace-building activities, including addressing the persistent attacks of herdsmen on farming communities in Nigeria.