Libya: Edo Increases Fares To N5k From N1k
Edo State government has increased fares for Libya returnees from N1,000 to N5,000.
This followed yesterday’s protest by the returnees that N1,000 was not enough to take them to their destinations.
The government said it was committed to the payment of N20,000 monthly stipend to every Edo indigene deported from Libya.
It said the stipend would last for three months.
The returnees, who were on the verge of storming out of the hotel to protest in the streets, were assuaged after the increment.
The Chairman of the Task Force on Anti-Human Trafficking and Illegal Migration, Prof. Yinka Omorogbe, attributed the protest to misinformation.
He said the returnees from Port Harcourt hoped to get money like their colleagues evacuated and paid by International Organisation on Migration.
Omorogbe, who is also the attorney-general and commissioner for Justice, said the government was discussing with the Federal Government on how to care for the returnees.
She said the stipend was not paid at the venue of profiling the returnees.