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Xenophobia: Gov Sanwo-Olu Gives Returnees N20,000




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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has given the second batch of 315 Nigerians evacuated from South Africa N20,000 each.

The joyous returnees, who arrived a week after another 187 Nigerians fleeing xenophobia came back from South Africa, arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 7.21 p.m aboard an Air Peace B777 aircraft with registration number 5N-BWI.

NAN reports that the returnees were received by Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Air Peace Chairman, Mr Allen Onyema and the Senior Special Assistant to the Lagos State Governor on Diaspora, Jermaine Sanwo-Olu.

Speaking to the returnees, Jermaine Sanwo-Olu said 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.

Also speaking, Abike Dabiri-Erewa said the returnees would be profiled according to their states and local governments of origin to complement the federal government’s effort in reintegrating them.

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She said apart from giving the returnees stipends to get back to their respective states, there was also a medical team on ground to provide assistance to those with medical conditions.