Lagos State governor gives N20K each to 315 returnees from South Africa



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

The second batch of returnees arrived a week after another 187 Nigerians fleeing xenophobia came back from South Africa.



The flight, which originated from the OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg was received by Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission and Air Peace Chairman, Allen Onyema. Also on ground was Jermaine Sanwo-Olu, Senior Special Assistant to the Lagos State Governor on Diaspora.

Presenting the token on behalf of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Jermaine Sanwo-Olu said that the money was a palliative for the returnees saying 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.