November 7, 2017 – Governor Obaseki Hosts 84 Edo People Deported From Libya, Offers Them Scholarships & 3 Months Payments
Edo state Governor, Godwin Obaseki today hosted 84 Libya returnees from Edo state in Benin city.
The Governor assured the returnees (24 females & 60 males) that his administration will pay them for the next 3 months and sponsor their vocation training.
He further vowed to sponsor those interested in pursuing higher education.
Here are his kinds words to them:
“You should see your current situation as a passing phase in the journey of life,” the governor said and added that his administration would ensure that they are receive vocational training while those interested in pursuing higher education would be trained.
“You are back to where you came from and you will be taken care of. For the next three months, we will put you on a special stipend”.
“You will not wish what you went through for even your enemies. So we will make you ambassadors, to share your harrowing experience with others. We are not out to judge you, we will not judge you. We are all humans and make mistakes. Anybody can be deceived. I want to welcome you back home.”
One of the returnees, Sunday Blessing from Ovia NE LGA of the state pleaded with the governor to employ her father while expressing appreciation for the warm reception given to them.
“It was wrong for us to sneak out of our country. We did it because we thought we would be able to achieve something. We love you for welcoming us back home as a father, a leader and a governor. May your reign be long as governor,” Sunday said.