FG to grant soft loans to Nigerian returnees affected by the recent xenophobic attacks

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Nigeria Repatriations

About 187 Nigerians affected by the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa who arrived Nigeria two days ago have been promised N40,000 Naira worth of air time, 9GB of data valid for 2 months as well as a soft loan from the Bank of Industry by the Federal government.

Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa who led a team of government officials to receive the returnees told them that “apart from transport stipend to convey them to their various destinations for ease of communication, they are to receive SIM cards with N40,000 Naira worth of air time, plus 9GB of data valid for 2 months as well as a soft loan from the Bank of Industry to support those interested in small trade and businesses.

The returnees while thanking President Buhari, the Chairman and management of Air Peace for their efforts in ensuring their successful return to Nigeria, lamented the harsh treatment meted out to them by South Africans.

While government insist that the returnees will find their feet back home, the Chairman of Air Peace Airline, Allen Onyema, believes the dignity of the average Nigerian remains sacrosanct.