Xenophobic Attacks: FG, Lagos State give Cash to returnees from South Africa

The second batch of Nigerians escaping from xenophobic attacks arrived the country on Wednesday from South Africa, a week after the first batch.

They arrived at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, at about 7.21pm.

They came on board B777 Air Peace aircraft, with registration number 5N-BWI, which departed Oliver Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg and landed at the Cargo Wing of the MMA

They were received by the Chairman, Nigerian Diaspora Commission, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, who said efforts were on going to reintegrate them into the society. The Federal Government gave them N10,000 each.

The Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu also gave N20,000 to each of the second batch of 315 Nigerians evacuated from South Africa.

According to a local reporter, the token was presented by Jermaine Sanwo-Olu that “the money was a palliative for the returnees saying that the returnees from Lagos State would be transferred to the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), where they would be trained on skill acquisition.”

The representative of Ondo state government was also on hand to receive the returnees and also promise to support them soon.

Meanwhile the returnees have recounting their ordeal and losses from the xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

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