Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, Oba of Benin, on Thursday advised multinational companies operating in Edo state to work with their host communities in an effort to reduce conflict in the state.
The Benin Queen also urged members of the state’s host communities to engage in dialogue to resolve disputes and avoid violence that could slow the pace of development in the state.
Oba Ewuare II gave the advice when he received a team of investors who were in his palace for consultation, just as he instructed investors to look after the well-being of their host communities.
While commenting on the issues in the Egbokor Committee in the Orhiomwon Local Government Area of the state, Omo N’Oba instructed some palace heads and some elders of Benin to liaise with the community’s youth leaders to discuss some of the to resolve controversial issues between the people. and the companies operating in the locality
“I have had complaints in the past from the area, Egbokor, where this company is located. Community members should calm down and be careful,” the monarch advised.
He also assured the residents of the Egbokor community that “The benefits that are due to you will come to you. Do not become an obstacle to the progress of the state, bearing in mind that the benefits of such investments are for everyone.”
“Communities must support the development of their territory to bring about the beauty of the state. We understand there are concerns and unrest. If you twirl the path of violence, development will be far from the people,” emphasized Oba Ewuare II.
Previously, Dr. Akintoye Akindele, the spokesperson for the group, expressed the excellent qualities of the Oba of Benin and assured that the multinational would diligently carry out its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).