Nigerians billed to return home
Nigerians billed to return home

Xenophobia: Second Batch of Nigerian Returnees Depart South Africa

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The second batch of Nigerians fleeing the xenophobic attacks in South Africa has departed, OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

The Air Peace flight conveying about 319 Nigerian returnees left south Africa at about 2:58pm local time and is expected to arrive Muritala Muhammed Airport in Lagos at 18h58.

Recall that the first batch of returnees evacuated by Air Peace arrived in Nigeria, last week Wednesday, September 11, 2019, amidst such fanfare.

Despite the national apology from the South African President, Ceril Ramaphosa, the Consul-General, Nigerian High Commission in South Africa, Godwin Adama has revealed that the number of Nigerians interested in returning home have risen to 1,004.

The chairman of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri Erewa has said Nigerians coming home will receive government support to aid them settle back into the Nigerian society.

Happenings Media