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Buhari Meets Obaseki to discuss human trafficking, others

Buhari Meets Obaseki to discuss human trafficking, others

President Muhammadu Buhari and Edo governor, Godwin Obaseki had their first official meeting, since the latter assumed leadership in his state on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on November 12, 2016.

Obaseki told State House Correspondents at the end of the meeting on Friday, that he presented to critical issues one of which was human trafficking and irregular migration, which has become synonymous with the state.

According to him, it is against the ethos of humanity to accept what is going on with young people today.

Obaseki said, “I have not seen the president officially since I became the governor of Edo State, so I came to pay him a proper visit and to pledge our support particularly since he got back home from his medical leave and the family accident, so I used the opportunity to facilitate with him and to wish him well.

“I discussed two critical issues that bother us in Edo. One is the issue of human trafficking and irregular migration. As you know is a problem with Edo, which we have accepted and we have rolled out our strategies to deal with them and we want to work with the Federal Government and other agencies of government to end this scourge of human trafficking and modern slavery. It is against the ethos of humanity for us to accept what is going on with our young people today.

“So, I came to see the president to explain what we are doing in Edo State and to solicits more federal support for our actions.”

On some returnees expressing dissatisfaction with the stipend given them, the governor said, “that is part of the challenge. The issues are very complex.”

The first set that were brought back by International Organisation for Migration (IOM) were given stipend but the last wave of returnees that were repatriated nothing was given to them and they were a bit agitated.

“What we have done in Edo is to help returnees settle and reintegrated into their families, we give them stipend for three months. So what we have done this time around is to bring them to Benin City and then give them first stipend to go back home and then be able to attend the skills acquisition centers which we have set up to train them.”


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