As we write you this protest letter, the host communities of NIFOR are in dire expectation of your Excellency’s emergency intervention, and the Benin people cannot take responsibility for any of total breakdown of law and order in that domain, the communities can no longer stomach oppression from the very public officers that ought to uphold fairness and equity.
The speaker disclosed this when priests, Enigie, Edionweres and prominent citizens of the state, across 42 communities in Ovia North East and Ovia South West councils took a peaceful protest to the Assembly complex in Benin, the state capital, yesterday.
The orthographic composition of Esan dialect are or were taken from the Benin(Edo) alphabets and double consonants a b d e ẹ f g gb gh h i k kh kp l m mw n o ọ p r rh rr s t u v vb w y z [as published by Ministry of Education, Benin; entitled Report of the Seminar on Edo Orthography 1974] except few of its double consonant, like bh and mh. Many words in Esan grammar are same with Benin.
A Social Cultural Group, based in Benin, the Pan Edo Forum, EPF, yesterday hailed the courage of Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu for stating that “Lagos was founded by Benin Prince, Prince Ado in 1300.