The Benin Traditional Council has called on all residents in Benin Kingdom to bury their dead as all funeral rites would be prohibited from the date of the announcement of burial ceremonies of Oba Erediauwa.
The Iyase said all male citizens of Benin Kingdom were expected to as a rule clean shave the hair on their head in obedience to Benin tradition.
Iyase of Benin Kingdom, Chief Igbe said all markets in the kingdom have been reopened as they were supposed to be closed for three days after the transition of Oba Erediauwa was announced.