Oba of Benin places Edo indigenes on salaries
The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has placed each returnee from Libya, on three months salaries. A statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Desmond Agbama, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday said Oba Ewuare, announced this when he hosted the Libyan returnees in his palace, its a welcome development that Oba of Benin places Edo indigenes on salary.
Apart from the allowances, the Oba said the Oba Ewuare Foundation would provide the necessary tools/facilities for those who had gone through the various skills acquisition programmes. He expressed disappointment over the mentality of the Nigerian youth, with the quest to make quick money without legitimate means, noting that youths must embrace agriculture and other legal businesses to excel in life.
The statement said the monarch frowned at the attitude of some parents who encouraged illegal migration via sea and desert, stressing that the palace would employ all traditional means to eradicate this ugly scourge which has given the country and state a bad name.
Oba Ewuare, who was full of praises for him the Oba of Benin, as he places Edo indigenes on salary for steps taken so far to curb the menace of human trafficking and wave of crime in the state, called for concerted efforts of all to win the fight against the inhuman acts.
Earlier, the leader of the returnees, Mr. Vincent David, told Omo N’Oba that they were at the palace to seek assistance for tools to enable them to start up lives after acquiring the necessary skills from the government.
The returnees further praised Oba Ewuare for deploying traditional means to rescue trafficked victims from their slave masters and lorded the Oba as he the Oba of Benin places Edo indigenes on salary.
Official Post reports that the monarch further promised to assist all the trafficked victims to begin better lives. It will be recalled that the palace has made a traditional decree cursing anyone that will continue acts that are against humanity that has been going on for a while.
In the traditional decree, all evil acts and actions that will add to the soiling of the name of the state were cursed, cultism, land grabs and human trafficking were the main points that were addressed.