ESAN NORTH EAST COMMENCES DOCUMENTATION OF LIBYAN RETURNEES

ESAN NORTH EAST COMMENCES DOCUMENTATION OF LIBYAN RETURNEES

ESAN NORTH EAST COMMENCES DOCUMENTATION OF LIBYAN RETURNEES

Esan North East Local Government Council of Edo State has commenced documentation of all Libyan Returnees in the local government area to enable them benefit from state government’s empowerment programmes.

Consequently, over 200 returnees converged at Esan North East Local Government Council secretariat to register their names.

Addressing the returnees, the chairman of Esan North East Local Government Council, Hon. Austine Okoibhole Who was represented by the Secretary to the Local Government (SLG) Hon. Vincent Okoh, assured the returnees that the government of Obaseki was determined to empower them.

He noted that several empowerment programmes were available to empower them, hence the need to properly document their names for onward transfer to the state government.

He also said that the present local government administration in Esan North East was equally concerned about the welfare of returnees, hence has appointed one of them as Special Assistant on Human Trafficking.

The president of Libyan Returnees and Special Assistant to Esan North East Local Government chairman on Human Trafficking and Illegal Migration, Mr. Brown Okojie assured the returnees that the documentation was for their benefits, hence must approach it with utmost seriousness.

He stated that the documentation was for returnees in the entire Esan Land, met to assist the state government in making empowerment plans for them.

He encouraged them to always conduct themselves in orderly manner to avoid a repeat of the rancour that characterized the exercise in Benin, and revealed that the governor on receipt of the names would visit Esanland to announce his assistance to them.

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