3rd June, 2016
The Benin Traditional Council has instructed residents not to cook with fire on Sunday, June 5, as part of activities for continuation of the 15 days funeral rites for late Monarch, Oba Erediauwa.
The instruction is contained in a statement issued by the Secretary to the Benin Traditional Council, Mr Frank Irabor, made available on Friday in Benin.
Irabor stated that Sunday would be the day of Edenagberen-Mwiwu in the royal funeral rites programme and as such, there would be no cooking with fire, in accordance with Benin customs and tradition.
He then called on Benin indigenes and non-indigenes in the kingdom to observe the Igberimwin rite.