Efforts of the Edo State Government at caring for its indigenes evacuated from Libya through several
returnees’ welfare initiatives have received the commendation of the federal government.
Conveying the federal government’s appreciation to the Edo State Government in Port Harcourt, Minister
of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyema and the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr.
Muhammed Babandede, noted that “the state government was doing well.”
They said that officials of the Edo State Task-force Against Human Trafficking, led by the state’s
Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Yinka Omorogbe, are always on hand to receive the
over 2,000 Libya returnees from the federal government officials at the different ports of entry, since
the commencement of the evacuation programme.
Mr. Onyema who led the returnees from Libya, said: “You have taken the right steps.
There is still more work to be done but I commend the steps the Edo State government has been taking in caring for its indigenes.”
He noted that the response of the Edo State government to invitations from the federal government is
always prompt and urged other states to borrow a leaf from Edo State.
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