Point of correction Sir, the Binis did not find Lagos- Balogun of Eko, Abisoye Oshodi, educates Oba of Benin (video)

The Balogun of Eko, Abisoye Oshodi, has disagreed with the Oba of Benin for claiming that the Binis founded Lagos State. The monarch who was in Lagos State to visit Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the weekend, said

”It is in the history books that the Binis founded Lagos. When some people hear this now, they will freak out, what is the Oba saying there again? But it’s true. Go and check the records. Maybe not all of Lagos as we know it now, but certain areas of Lagos, perhaps the core of Lagos, were founded by my ancestors. The Oba of Lagos will say this”

Reacting to the monarch’s comment, Oshodi in a video shared online said that the monarch’s comment is not true

”Point of correction Sir, Lagos was never founded by the Binis. I’m glad you said some parts of Lagos, not all of Lagos. You are right, your ancestors settled on a small island which was then called Eko, before the creation of Lagos. On this same Island, they never raised him. The Island already existed before the arrival of their ancestors. Their ancestors just came and forcibly imposed a system of taxation on traffic with traders from the land called Idu Ighoran, but there were other tribes on the Island before the creation of Lagos. Even before the creation of Eko.”

Speaking further, he said

”Lagos was not founded and was never founded by the Binis. The Bini ancestors are limited to Isale Eko and that is where they are. Do you want to visit? You are very free to do so, but sir, Lagos was not founded by the Binis. May you live long, sir”

Watch the video of the monarch speaking and Oshodi below

Source: www.lindaikejisblog.com

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