Edo: 150 Libya returnees trained in farming, get N100m

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One hundred and fifty victims of human trafficking from Edo State that returned home from Libya have successfully completed  a skill acquisition programme in farming organised by the state government.

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At their graduation ceremony on Friday,  Governor Godwin Obaseki announced his approval of a take-off grant of N100m for the  graduands in addition to 150 hectares of land.

Obaseki directed the state Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources to get the returnees the said land to enable them commence their agricultural businesses without delay.

The governor explained that the beneficiaries would be put under the supervision of the Benin-Owena River Basin Authority and the Edo State Agricultural Development Programme, EADP.

Fifty-one of the returnees were trained on crop production, 15 on agro-processing, 68 on livestock farming and 52 on fish farming, by EADP.

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