The Esama of Benin kingdom Gabriel Igbinedion presented a seven-month tiger to the Oba Ewuare II, the Oba of Benin on Friday, March 24.
Igbinedion while making the presentation said the tiger is a mark of respect to the king in the palace.
Naij.com reports that he new gift for the Oba threw the place into a wave of joy as many individuals thronged tinto the palace to have a glimpse of the new resident.
Receiving the gift, the Oba of Benin urged parents especially those living abroad to teach their children to speak and write the Benin language.
NAIJ.com gathered that the Oba while receiving three pupils he awarded scholarship during his post coronation tour of Benin, said all Benin wards must be encouraged to speak and write the Benin language.
The Oba said speaking the language will serve as a better means of identification and display of the Benin culture by the people.
He also tasked parents of the awardees to guide their wards through attaining proficiency in the use of Benin language.
He said the palace, under his leadership, will work towards reviving the rich Benin cultural heritage.
Pupils – Agobor Aisosa, Osakpamwan Osagumwenro and Osukhon Gift of Osaretin Primary School in Egboko village, Orhionmwon Local Government Area of the state were awarded scholarship by the Oba of Benin during his post coronation tour.