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Oba of Benin Places Libya Returnees on Salary

The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II has announced a three-month stipend of N4.6m to 78 Libya returnees in the state.

Ewuare II explained that the beneficiaries would be placed on a monthly allowance of N20,000 each.

The monarch spoke when he received the returnees at his palace on Wednesday.

He also said that those who had acquired skills, under the state government, would be provided with relevant tools by the Oba Ewuare Foundation.

He advised the returnees to embrace agriculture and other legal businesses in order to become successful in the country.

The Oba frowned on the attitude of some parents toward illegal migration through the Mediterranean Sea and the Sahara desert.

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