Xenophobia: 400 Nigerians to return Home

About 400 Nigerians have indicated their intention to return home, most of them

after losing their means of livelihood, Nigeria’s Consul General in Johannesburg

Godwin Adama said yesterday.

The Nigerian High Commissioner in South Africa Kabiru Bala told the News Agency

of Nigeria (NAN) that documentation of those ready to return home had started.

He said: “We have more than enough for that aircraft. Over 400 Nigerians have

already registered; more are still coming.

“We are documenting them. Those without travel documents, we shall provide them

with Emergency Travel Certificates. There are other governmental procedures that

we must observe. Relevant agencies of government in Nigeria must be informed

and must be ready to receive the returnees.

“Hard work is now going on at the High Commission and Consulate in this regard.

As soon as all procedures and relevant protocols are observed, the return is assured

and guaranteed. A little more patience will be helpful. The response of Nigerians is just amazing.’’

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