Stella Dimoko Edo State Govt. Begins Payment Of Stipends To Libya Returnees


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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Edo State Govt. Begins Payment Of Stipends To Libya Returnees

The Edo State Government, on Friday, commenced the payment of N20,000 monthly stipend to four sets of Libya returnees in the state.

Speaking at Idia College, in Benin City, where the returnees converged to receive the stipends, the chairperson, Edo State Taskforce Against Human Trafficking, Yinka Omorogbe, said the stipend would be paid for three months.

Mrs. Omorogbe, who is the state Attorney General, said, “When the first set of returnees arrived the state, the governor promised to pay them monthly stipend. This is the first of the payment and it will be for three months.

Some of the returnees expressed their appreciation to the government for the gesture, noting that the move to rescue and reintegrate them into society was laudable as it afforded them another chance at life. Other recipients of the stipend appealed to the state government to increase the amount, noting that they were ready to participate in the vocational training programme.

The state government moved to reintegrate its indigenes in the wake of global outrage against the alarming trend of human trafficking, after a CNN report revealed that black Africans were being sold into slavery in Libya for as low as $400.

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*Na wah..what will 20k do for them in these hard times?


  1. me send them go libya? they should be grateful.20k monthly.government don try jharee.nigerians and sense of entitlement ehn even when they do not work for it.

  2. Stella what do you mean by na wah! This is better than nothing,must government do everything. You can start by appreciating them, thereby encouraging them to do more. Besides Why don't you contribute your own quota then maybe there would be more to give .

  3. He tried o, N20k no easy this period o

    1. Stella he is doing more than that oooo...come january 8 my team will start a psychologicak interventiom for them afterwards he can secure job for them when they are stable. You think is beans hes paying us nah...@least he tried his best xo gonna enjoy the 8wks programme for them

  4. 20k for doing nothing, ge tried abeg

  5. God bless him jor, 20k is better than nothing.

  6. 20k very ok ooo iya boys for this kind hard time..


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