Nigerians offered travel allowances, data and business loans on return

Nigerians offered travel allowances, data and business loans on return

- Nigerians who returned home after the recent wave of xenophobia in South Africa have been treated to a generous welcome

- Reports indicate that they were offered a sizable amount of airtime, data and even business loans

- Allen Onyema, CEO of Air Peace, had provided a free evacuation for those who had wished to leave SA

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Nigerians who returned home this week were greeted with assistance upon their arrival in Lagos.

TimesLIVE reports that the repatriated citizens had received R1 600 in airtime, data, transport stipends and even business loan offers.

Briefly.co.za had noted that 200 people had been flown back to Nigeria after Allen Onyema had generously offered free 'rescue flights' to those who wished to return.

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Upon their return, some of the foreign nationals had waved images of their destroyed businesses while disembarking.

This Day reported that head of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, had commented:

"Apart from transport stipend to convey them to their various destinations, for ease of communication, they are to receive SIM cards with N40,000 worth of airtime and 9GB of data, valid for two months, as well as a soft loan from the Bank of Industry to support those interested in small trade and businesses."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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