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Lagos History: Lagos high chief faults Oba of Benin’s claim

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The Balogun of Eko, Abisoye Oshodi, has faulted the claim by the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, that Lagos was founded by Binis.

The Oba of Benin, who was in Lagos State on Sunday, had claimed that according to history, Lagos was founded by the Binis.

The monarch, who was in the state to meet Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said, ‘’It is in the history books that the Binis founded Lagos. When some people will hear it now, they will go haywire, what is the Oba saying there again? But it is true.

However, Oshodi, in a video, debunked the claim, saying the Binis ‘never created Lagos’, stressing that there were other tribes in Lagos before the state was formed in May 1967.

He, however, admitted that the Benin ancestor had once settled in parts of Lagos prior to the creation of the state.

He said: “With all due respect to the Oba of Benin, Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Ewuare II, Sir, may you live long.

“Point of correction Sir, Lagos was never founded by the Binis. I am glad that you said some parts of Lagos, not the entire Lagos.

“You are right. Your ancestors settled on a small island that was called Eko before the creation of Lagos. On this very Island, they never created it.”