Speaker, Edo State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Marcus Onobun ksc was among notable dignitaries who graced the occasion of the interdenominational church service at the residence of the Esama of Benin kingdom, Sir, Chief Dr Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, to mark his 88th birthday on Sunday.
Rt Hon Marcus Onobun, speaking with journalists shortly after the service, described the Esama as a Father and mentor, stressing that it was an honor to be his guest at the event.
The Speaker eulogised the Esama of Benin kingdom, in his own words ” The Esama of Benin kingdom is a great man, who has broken many records in a spheres of human endeavor in Edo State and Nigeria.”
“In the area of education, he has blazed the trail as the owner of the first private University in Nigeria, in the media industry, ITV/Radio is a force to reckon with, he has also given his best in hospitality, healthcare delivery and most importantly human capital development”.
The Speaker prayed for long life and more blessings on the Esama of Benin kingdom to do more for humanity as he is 88years.
Notable among the dignitaries was the Deputy Governor Rt.Hon Comrade Phillip Shaibu, who led top government functionaries to the occasion.