According to a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has placed each returnees from Libya, on three months salaries.
In the statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Desmond Agbama, on Thursday March 29th, the Oba made the announcement when he hosted some Libyan returnees in his palace.
Apart from the allowances, he also said the Oba Ewuare Foundation would provide the necessary tools/facilities for those who had gone through the various skills acquisition programmes.
He expressed disappointment over the mentality of the Nigerian youth, with the quest to make quick money without legitimate means, noting that youths must embrace agriculture and other legal businesses to excel.
The statement said the monarch frowned at the attitude of some parents who encouraged illegal migration via sea and desert, stressing that the palace would employ all traditional means to eradicate the scourge.