Lagos State Government gifts N20, 000 each to 315 returnees from South Africa.


LAGOS (FIC Lagos) – The Lagos State Government has revealed that the second batch of returnees from South Africa would be transferred to the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), where they would be trained on skill acquisition.

The returnees were received by the Senior Special Assistant to the Lagos State Governor on Diaspora, Mr. Jermaine Sanwo-Olu, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa and the Chairman, Air-Peace, Mr Allen Onyema, at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos recently.

Mr. Jermaine Sanwo-Olu, on behalf of the Lagos State Government, gifted each returnee the sum of N20, 000 which he said was a palliative measure.

While briefing newsmen, 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.

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.

Dabiri-Erewa also noted that, the Nigeria High Commission was working with the South African authorities to reduce the unnecessary delays which had so far characterised the evacuation exercise.

Mr. Jermaine Sanwo-Olu revealed that gave the sum of N20, 000 to each of the second batch of 315 Nigerians evacuated from South Africa.

Naomy Kelvin

FIC Lagos