The senior special adviser to Edo State governor on Anti-human Trafficking, Comrade Solomon Okoduwa, yesterday, assured that the state government will continue with the training of more returnees starting from January 2018.
It would be that the state had in November 2017 trained 150 Libyan returnees in various agricultural vocation in addition to the approval of N100m take-off seed grants for the trainees.
The governor’s aide who disclosed this in his New Year message to thousands of Libyan returnees of Edo State indigene also commiserated families of those who lost their love ones in through the Sahara desert to Libya/Mediterranean sea to Europe in search of greener pasture.
“We want to thank God for seeing you all through those hazardous journeys and for safely bringing you into another glorious year 2018 in your fatherland. It is a new year, a period of time to celebrate and time to go back to the drawing board and strategize for the success of the year.
“Edo State government led by Mr Godwin Obaseki knows your plight and has plans for majority of you who are willing to key into rehabilitation and empowerment programme on ground.
“For those of you who we have trained in agricultural sector, you will all start your skills in agro business before January ending or first week of February at most as government has already done what is need to do.
“And for many others who are on our waiting list, there is going to be massive training in various skills and empowerment programme this year. Starting from this January till march, there is going to be human capacity building for our youths especially returnees as a mean of reintegration them and for those who may not have embarked on any journey and needed support I assure you the Edo job programme the state government initiated all of you will be contacted according to your area of specialisation.
“There is going to be massive awareness programme across the 192 wards in Edo state to raise awareness on the dangers of illegal migration.
d back at home”he noted.
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