Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant To The President On Foreign Affairs And Diaspora
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant To The President On Foreign Affairs And Diaspora

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM said it would engage state yet to reach out to their indigenes who were among Nigerians evacuated from South Africa recently following xenophobic attacks.

The Executive Chairman/CEO of the commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said this in an interview in Abuja.

The government said that the returnees from the state would be handed over to the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, where they would be trained on vocational skills acquisition.

Similarly, the Ondo government donated 100,000 naira each to returnees who are indigenes, while the Oyo government presented 30,000 naira monetary gift to its own indigenes.

Abia, Ogun, and Delta state governments reportedly reached out to their own too.

Following xenophobic attacks in South Africa in September, President Muhammadu Buhari gave a directive that Nigerians willing to return voluntarily should be brought back.