Xenophobia Number of Nigerians Ready for Evacuation Rises


The Number of Nigerians that have demonstrated enthusiasm to leave South Africa has expanded from 400 to 640.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairperson of Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) affirmed this while reacting to inquiries from journalists on Monday September 9. She uncovered that two aircrafts will pass on the Nigerians willing to return home, and furthermore included that the Nigerian government is still demanding for compensation for victims of the xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

“As I talk with you now, we have 640 Nigerians deliberately enlisted to get back home and they will be home in a few days and we accept that more will even now be coming to enroll,” she said.

“Two planes will pass on them. the emissary will brief the president. When we get the initial two clumps, we will realize what number of more will come. With the emissary’s informing to the president, we will have everything set up.

“They went without anyone else and have volunteered to return. They have a place with states too yet with respect to the central government, we have the GEEP program that we urge them to take a crack at, little scale enterprising system with the Bank of Industry, Special Intervention Program moreover.

“Meanwhile, we keep on requesting pay for Nigerians that have been assaulted in South Africa.”

Abike told newsmen that the Presidency is as yet expecting the report of the examination concerning the passing of the Deputy Director-General of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, Mrs Elizabeth Chukwu, who was killed in South Africa.

On exertion made by the South African government to check the xenophobic assaults, the NIDCOM manager said eight cops have been charged for their inclusion in slaughtering of Nigerians in South Africa and four more have been captured.


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