The Benin monarch, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku-Akpolokpolo Oba Ewuare II, has placed returnees from North African countries on a three months salaries each.
The royal father said apart from the allowances, Oba Ewuare Foundation will immediately provide the necessary tools/facilities for those who had gone through various special skill acquisition training
Oba Ewuare announced this when he played host to Libya returnees in his palace in Benin City.
He expressed disappointment over the mentality of Nigerian youths of making quicker money without legitimate means, insisting that youths must embrace agriculture and other legal businesses to excel in the country.
The monarch who frown at the attitudes of some parents toward illegal migration via sea and desert, maintained that the palace would employ all traditional means to eradicate the scourge.
Oba Ewuare who was full of praises to ancestors for steps taken so far to curb the menace of human trafficking and wave of crime in the state, called on the concerted efforts of all to win the fight against the inhuman acts.
Earlier, the leader of the returnees Mr Vincent David told the monarch that they were at the palace to seek assistance in the areas of tools to start up lives after acquiring the necessary skills from the government.
The returnees further hailed Oba Ewuare for deploying traditional means to rescue trafficked victims from their slave masters.
The monarch further promised to assist all the trafficked victims to begin better lives.