The eighty- third birthday celebration of the Esama of Benin, His Excellency, Sir, Chief, Doctor Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion will continue to linger in the on in the memories of all those that attended the morning dew interdenominational service.
Aigboje Ikhuoria reports that Number 1 to 13 Okada Avenue residence of the Esama of Benin was packed full with thousands of guests with the endless list of exotic cars.
It was a World class Interdenominational church service in honor of the Esama of Benin as political big wings, captains of Industries, religious leaders, traditional leaders amongst others, all converged on the palacial garden of Eden and residence of the Esama of Bnein, Sir, Chief Doctor Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion on the occasion of his 83rd birthday.
Over two hundred religious minsters from various denominations officiated at the service.
Access roads leading to the venue of the house of Igbinedion mere blocked as there was traffic gridlock on the roads as the guests from within and outside the country struggled to gain access to the premises.
It took the effort of officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corp, Nigeria police and other security agents on the ground to control the traffic.
Various interest groups dressed in their different colourful attires known as asho ebi gare colour to the event while ushers were strategically located to attend to the request of guests.
Inneh cultural troupe, Imanyoghomwe traditional dance group, Leading Light Band amongst others also lit up the already beautifully decorated residence of the Esama of Benin.
The Interdenominational received a wide coverage of the various media organizations from within and outside the state and was transmitted live across the world.
Some guests and clergy men who could not hide their joy for the grace of God on the Esama of Benin His Excellency Sir, Chief Doctor Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion including the President Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria Reverend Felix Omobude prayed God to continue to grant the Esama long life.