Libya Returnees Protest Against Alleged Exploitation In Edo
A group of returnees from Libya have on Friday, protested against what they described as exploitation by some groups who had promised to empower them.
They claimed that the groups and individuals had received funds from donors but failed to empower them.
“They claimed they were going to train us in Agriculture but when the training was to commence, they said agriculture is not among,” one of the protesters said.
But one of the organisers of a recent training programme held in Benin, the state capital, Doreen Yusuf, denied the allegations.
She said “The kind of empowerment I told them I was going to give to them, was for them to have an alternative to going to Libya on barefoot.
“I told them: “I want you to have an alternative to going abroad; you can learn a skill here.
“I have no collaboration with anyone. Nobody gave me a grant, no 10 million was given to me from anywhere,” she told Channels Television.
Meanwhile, the Senior Special Assistant to the State Government on Anti-human Trafficking, Solomon Okoduwa, said the government had noted that complaints and will find ways of resolving the issue.
He, however, warned against actions capable of discouraging donors willing to assist the government in empowering the returnees.