Worried by the unabated nefarious activities of human traffickers, governments across the globe, have been told to jail any convicted human trafficker for 50 years in order to serve as deterrent to others who are in this illegal business. Also, prospective african immigrants have been strongly admonished against taking illegal routes to europe because such move had led to the death of thousands of immigrants who were desperate to travel to europe.
It would be recalled that thousands of asylum seekers have met their untimely death in the sea while crossing from Libya to Italy. The pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Chapel of Praise in Solna, Steve Eriamiantoe, while chatting with the African News advocated that suspected human traffikers should be arrested and upon conviction be incarcerated for 50 years for destroying people’s lives. He strongly discouraged the act of traveling abroad through illegal routes because of its attendant danger, ”Europe is not what you people think it to be. You are jeopardizing your life by traveling through illegal routes.
I do discourage people from taking such great risk because a lot of people have died in the process” The pastor who recenly organised a three-day prayer retreat for asylum seekers resident in Stockholm, said God told him to gather asylum seekers with both dead and fresh cases to teach them the word of God and also to assure them that God is capable of turning their cases around in their favour. While quoting the book of Joshua 1 verse 3, he counseled the asylum seekers that the earth belongs to God and as children of God ”every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have i given unto you” Eriamiantoe said rather than going to clubs to look for women to facilitate their permit of stay in Sweden, they should come to God almighty to get their cases resolved.
The clergy maintain that their stay in the country was divinely approved by God and every case that appeared impossible would be resolved by God. He said through counselling and prayer, God would turned their cases around and dead asylum cases would be revisited. He said they should not be scared of deportation because God has plans for their lives and stressed that ”the key to success in a foreign land is prayer. All you need is God, seek Him. God is a master planner. We must always look unto Jesus for the solution to our problems. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning” The RCCG pastor used the opportunity to tongue-lashed african governments for their insensitivity to the plights of their citizens and urged them to wake up to their responsibility.
He stated that instability, bad governance and the problem of unemployment had compelled many african youths to travel abroad in search of the golden fleece, in order, to better their lives and that of their family members back home. He urged african leaders to make concrete plans on how to cater for their citizens and create job opportunities in order to mop up unemployment from the labour market.