FG scores Edo State Govt. high on re-integration efforts from Libya deportees
The Federal government has commended Edo State Government’s efforts for its indigenes evacuated from Libya through several returnees welfare initiative.
Minister of foreign affairs Geoffrey Onyema and the Controller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service Mohammed Babandede conveyed the appreciation message to Edo State Government in Port Harcourt on Thursday.
He said that officials of Edo State task force against human trafficking which was led by the State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice Prof. Yinka Omorogbe are always on hand to receive the over 2,000 Libya returnees from the Federal Government Officials at different ports of entry since the commencement of the evacuation programme. Onyema noted that the response of the Edo State government to invitation from the Federal government is always prompt and urged other states to borrow a leaf from Edo State.
The Controller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service also commended
the State Government noting that Edo State has a comprehensive plan covering travelling expenses for the returnees from Lagos or Port Harcourt to Benin City, temporal housing, provision of stipends, training, land for agricultural business and a take-off capital.