Ismail Abdulazeez Mantu Reporting
Lagos State, Nigeria
The Oba of Benin, Oba N’Edo Uku Apolokpolo, Eheneden Erediauwa, Ewuare II, says it is well-documented in history that the Binis founded the nucleus Lagos.
The monarch, who paid a visit to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in Lagos on Sunday, said though the subject on the original founders of Lagos has been a controversial topic, records showed that the Binis founded some parts of Lagos.
“I don’t want to mention something that will now drag me into the controversy of Benin and Lagos but I cannot but help say it that it is history that Benin founded Lagos. But when some people will hear it now, they will go haywire, what is the Oba saying there again?
“But it is true. Go and check the records. Maybe not all over Lagos as we know it now but certain areas in Lagos, maybe the nucleus of Lagos, was founded by my ancestors. The Oba of Lagos will say so.”