You’ve Taken A Decisive, Commendable Step – Saraki Hails Oba of Benin For Cursing Traffickers
The Senate President Bukola Saraki has commended the Benin monarch, Oba Ewuare II, for revoking curses placed on victims of human trafficking in Edo state.
Saraki in a tweet on Saturday, march 10, said the actions by the Oba is decisive and commendable.
Stating that the Oba of Benin played a key role in the roundtable organised by the Senate on illegal migration and human trafficking, Saraki said Nigeria and its people need more of the leadership role displayed by the Oba.
Saraki said: “It is great to hear that the Oba of Benin — who played a key role at the Senate Roundtable on illegal migration and #HumanTrafficking — has taken this decisive and commendable step. We need more of this.”
In another tweet, the Senate President also commended the Nigerian Immigration Service for playing its part in combating human tracking across Nigeria.
He said: “It is also great to see the Nigerian Immigration Service playing its part to combat #HumanTrafficking by actively working to find those officers who aid and abet the traffickers. Kudos to the Comptroller General for keeping to his commitment.”
It was widely reported that the Oba of Benin on Friday, March 9, invited native doctors to his palace to break curses placed on victims of human trafficking who returned from Libya.
Giving the curse revoke order, the Oba said the governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, had pleaded with him to help reduce the spate of human tracking the state.
The Oba of Benin also placed curses on any human trafficker who goes contrary to the state’s plan or makes moves to continue in the business of trafficking humans.