- The federal government has promised to support returning Nigerians from South Africa
- According to the FG, immediately they arrive, they would each be given sim cards and airtime
- Also, the bank of industry will offer them entrepreneurship programme and some support to start a small business
Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, says the federal government would support Nigerians who are being evacuated from South Africa in the wake of xenophobic attacks.
Channels TV reports that Dabiri stated that immediately they arrive, they would each be given sim cards and airtime that would last almost two months to help them stay in touch with their families.
“The bank of industry will also be here to offer some entrepreneurship programme and some support to start a small business and there would be some stipends for transportation to take you home and we will profile them and for those who want to get any training, they will decide what kind of training they want to do and the Bank of industry will be there to provide it,” Dabiri said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that some Nigerians who fled South Africa over the xenophobic attack on foreigners by South African national have arrived the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.
The returnees were at the airport at 9.35 pm on Wednesday, September 11, on-board an Air Peace flight.
However, some Nigerians were detained by the South African immigration service over alleged insufficient travel papers.
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