Benin Residents Told Not To Cook With Fire On Sunday – As Part Of The Funeral Rites Of Late Oba



As part of activities for the continuation of the 15 days funeral rites of late Benin Monarch, Oba Erediauwa, residents in Benin kingdom have been told not to cook with fire on Sunday, 5th June. It is the day of Igberimwin in the royal funeral rites programme.

A press statement signed by Secretary to the Benin Traditional Council, Mr. Frank Irabor said the cooking without fire was in accordance with Benin customs and tradition.

The statement said all Benins as well as non-indigenes in the kingdom were expected to observe the Igberimwin rites.


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