FG, LASG make cash donations as 315 Nigerians return from South Africa

By David Olalekan.

The second batch of Nigerian returnees from South Africa arrived at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, on Wednesday at 7.21pm.

According to the Chairman, Nigerian Diaspora Commission, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa who was at the airport to receive the evacuees, about 315 Nigerians made the trip.

They came on board B777 Air Peace aircraft, with registration number 5N-BWI.

Dabiri-Erewa noted that measures had been put in place to reintegrate the returnees into the society, adding that the state governments have also been enjoined to assist their indigenes in accessing their respective intervention programmes.

It was however disclosed that the Federal Government gave the returnees N10,000 each.

In a similar fashion, the Lagos State Government, through its representative, Jamil Sanwo-Olu stated that the state would assist the returnees with N20,000 each

The Ondo State Government, through the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Diaspora Matters, Mrs. Olasiende Vincent also disclosed the government’s willingness to assist its indigenes.

Recall that the first batch of 187 returnees arrived Nigeria last week, bringing the total number to 502.

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