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Xenophobic Attacks: 640 Nigerians Register To Return Home – Dabiri-erewa by Showbby28: 7:42am On Sep 10
Kenneth Udeh, Abuja

The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission Abike Dabiri-Erewa has said that 640 Nigerians have voluntarily registered to return home following the current upsurge in xenophobic attacks in South Africa. She further stated that the commission expects that more Nigerians would register in the coming days.

Abike, who stated this on Monday when she appeared before the Senate Committee on Diaspora, said that two airplanes would convey the 640 Nigerians in a couple of days.

She revealed that eight South African policemen were currently facing court charges over their involvement in the killing of Nigerians in South Africa. She corroborated the statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, that no Nigerian life was lost in the current attack.

She noted that the special envoys despatched to Johannesburg by President Muhammadu Buhari had already returned to Nigeria and were currently briefing President Buhari.

She explained that the president would take a decisive decision based on the report of the special envoy.

Dabiri, who briefed journalists after a meeting with the Senate panel led by Senator Bashir Ajibola, said Nigeria would not relent in its demand for compensation from the South African authorities for the affected Nigerians.

She said: “As I speak with you now, we have 640 Nigerians voluntarily registered to come home and they will be home in a couple of days and we believe that more will still be coming to register. Two planes will convey them. The envoy will be briefing the president. When we receive the first two batches, we will know how many more will come.

“With the envoy’s briefing to the president, we will be having everything in place. In the meantime, we continue to demand compensation for Nigerians that have been attacked in South Africa. Also, we know that eight policemen have been charged to court for their involvement in killings of Nigerians in South Africa and four more have been recently arrested.

“We are demanding that these investigations must end so that we can know exactly what is happening. As it is now, the move made by the government, Nigerians in South Africa are very excited about it. We continue to reiterate Mr. President’s directive that no Nigerian should be treated anyhow anywhere in the world. We assure Nigerians wherever they are that this government will continue to come to their aid.

“As for Nigerians in South Africa, we advise them to remain calm. There are some shops in volatile areas which should not be opened while we continue to engage to get justice for all Nigerians affected. We continue to demand compensation from South Africa for what has happened to Nigerians.

“Also remember the Nigerian woman that was killed that went for a conference, Mrs. Elizabeth Chukwu; we are still waiting for the results of the compensation. They promised us to get the result. Also, there must be consequences for actions. If policemen or your people go out killing people ad nothing happens to them, it will continue to happen. So South Africa should tell their people to put a stop to it. We believe a lot of education and awareness need to go to the South Africans on the street who believe that the foreigners are their problem.”

On Nigerians with expired passports, the Diaspora chairman stated that the commission would facilitate the provision of emergency travel certificates for those with expired passports and that the Federal government had put in place empowerment programmes for the returnees.

She said: “They went on their own and have volunteered to come back. They belong to states as well but on the part of the Federal government, we have the GIP programme that we encourage them to enrol in, small scale entrepreneurial programme with the Bank of Industry, Special Intervention Programme that we encourage them to enrol with.

“The South African government has said that this will stop but their government needs to show the political will that it will stop and to do so, prosecute perpetrators of the crime. If you say cases are in court, let the cases end. Killing is a criminal offence and should be treated as such.

“Eight South African policemen are in court over previous killings in South Africa.

“Four policemen were arrested and charged to court over the killing of a Nigerian in his house a while ago and in the case of Mrs Chukwu, the case has been made a high- profile case and is being handled by a brigadier-general. We are saying let these cases end so we’ll know the result.

That’s the first time that South Africa is charging it’s policemen to court. For this particular issue, no life was lost but properties were damaged.

Senate Committee chairman on Diaspora Senator Ajibola while answering questions confirmed that there was contact between the legislature in Nigerian and South Africa.

He said: “There is the inter-parliamentary union and communication is being made to ensure the issue is being raised at parliamentary level. These matters are more of the executive level regarding the issue of rule of law and political will.

“In as much as we are relating with the parliament of South Africa, we must know clearly that this is a turf that executive action is much needed. What we do is get briefing from our executive arm and we give whatever legislative support that might be required in order to ensure that they carry out that mandate.”

https://www.sunnewsonline.com/xenophobic-attacks-640-nigerians-register-to-return-home-dabiri-erewa/

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Re: Xenophobic Attacks: 640 Nigerians Register To Return Home – Dabiri-erewa by majamajic(m): 8:01am On Sep 10
if Air Peace didn't send plane , now they are claiming it

before they Said they can't do anything cos most of them have expired passports , so expired passport is not a form of identification ?

now that a private company donate planes for evacuation , they change that TC will be provided to those with expired passport , meanwhile they didn't credit Airpeace in all their statement

they will still make money from the returnees and no assist will be provided for them after landing ,

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Re: Xenophobic Attacks: 640 Nigerians Register To Return Home – Dabiri-erewa by Midas01: 8:11am On Sep 10
Stupid government. Why are they jumping on the bandwagon and looking for clout.

This credit goes to airpeace, not the clueless FG.

The FG initially said they couldn't do anything, but now that airpeace volunteered to help, they feel they should join in.

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Re: Xenophobic Attacks: 640 Nigerians Register To Return Home – Dabiri-erewa by eTECTIV: 8:12am On Sep 10
Can dis woman explain wen d ISIS children who were brought back to dis country applied to come back

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Re: Xenophobic Attacks: 640 Nigerians Register To Return Home – Dabiri-erewa by KidsNEXTdoor: 8:15am On Sep 10
Midas01:
Stupid government. Why are they jumping on the bandwagon and looking for clout.

This credit goes to airpeace, not the clueless FG.

The FG initially said they couldn't do anything, but now that airpeace volunteered to help, they feel they should join in.

They just want to claim the glory

They don't really care about Nigerians

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Re: Xenophobic Attacks: 640 Nigerians Register To Return Home – Dabiri-erewa by NaijaRoyalty: 8:19am On Sep 10
God bless Airpeace if not, this useless government would have just sit and watch fellow citizens killed in south Africa .

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Re: Xenophobic Attacks: 640 Nigerians Register To Return Home – Dabiri-erewa by BlackAlbinoo: 8:44am On Sep 10
640? Coming to do what....they had better find another country to migrate to, Nigerians should expect to see crime increase in the days ahead,increase in kidnapping,drugs,arm robbery,Yahoo Yahoo.....I think we need a revolution in this country.

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Re: Xenophobic Attacks: 640 Nigerians Register To Return Home – Dabiri-erewa by Lordjb: 8:44am On Sep 10
Okay
Re: Xenophobic Attacks: 640 Nigerians Register To Return Home – Dabiri-erewa by Dareal90s(m): 8:44am On Sep 10
sad
Re: Xenophobic Attacks: 640 Nigerians Register To Return Home – Dabiri-erewa by Finedash(f): 8:44am On Sep 10
Great

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Re: Xenophobic Attacks: 640 Nigerians Register To Return Home – Dabiri-erewa by Lanre4uonly(m): 8:45am On Sep 10
Ok. It is noted.
Wishing them journey mercy back home.
Re: Xenophobic Attacks: 640 Nigerians Register To Return Home – Dabiri-erewa by Fingerlins: 8:45am On Sep 10
cool
Re: Xenophobic Attacks: 640 Nigerians Register To Return Home – Dabiri-erewa by madenigga(m): 8:45am On Sep 10
Welcome home.

Stay away from crime while you are at it
Re: Xenophobic Attacks: 640 Nigerians Register To Return Home – Dabiri-erewa by DevilhimseIf: 8:45am On Sep 10
thunder fire Abike Dabiri

i hate that woman

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Re: Xenophobic Attacks: 640 Nigerians Register To Return Home – Dabiri-erewa by tolumizzy(m): 8:45am On Sep 10
My nna people... I know they won't come back home... Money will not kill you guys sha.

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Re: Xenophobic Attacks: 640 Nigerians Register To Return Home – Dabiri-erewa by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:46am On Sep 10
The attacks, which are yet to abate, have made the federal government to intensify efforts at evacuating Nigerians willing to return home from South Africa.
So far, 640 Nigerians have registered to come back home from the rainbow nation.

The evacuation plans are going on just as efforts are being made for a peaceful resolution of the diplomatic crisis between the two top African nations.
This is the best way to go.

The South African authorities were also said to have revealed that between 300,000 to 400,000 Nigerians are in South Africa. Of this number, 10,860 are currently in prison serving various terms but 60 percent of these inmates are in for drug-related crimes

Wow.
Even in another man's country?
This is on the high side.
The FG should leave those criminals to face their warrant in jail.

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Re: Xenophobic Attacks: 640 Nigerians Register To Return Home – Dabiri-erewa by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:46am On Sep 10
DevilhimseIf:
thunder fire Abike Dabiri

i hate that woman
You rather hate yourself.
She doesn't know about your existence in life devil.

Knocks on devil's konkolo head!

DevilhimseIf:
[s][/s]
last warning
never quote me again or you'll regret your nairaland life
Another sets of knock on devil's head. grin
Small pikin sef wan dey threaten sha.
Yeye!

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Re: Xenophobic Attacks: 640 Nigerians Register To Return Home – Dabiri-erewa by missjo: 8:46am On Sep 10
This is good
Re: Xenophobic Attacks: 640 Nigerians Register To Return Home – Dabiri-erewa by Knox123(m): 8:47am On Sep 10
lipsrsealed

640 Nigerians...?

Half of this number will fly to another Africa countries to continue their hustle within 2 weeks of arrival when they experience Buhari rule in a day.
Re: Xenophobic Attacks: 640 Nigerians Register To Return Home – Dabiri-erewa by Mizwisdom(f): 8:47am On Sep 10
grin Prodigal sons are coming back after insulting their motherland, why don't you all just manage things there?





Kidding, safety of life above everything.

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Re: Xenophobic Attacks: 640 Nigerians Register To Return Home – Dabiri-erewa by Fingerlins: 8:48am On Sep 10
DevilhimseIf:
thunder fire Abike Dabiri

i hate that woman
Re: Xenophobic Attacks: 640 Nigerians Register To Return Home – Dabiri-erewa by jasmine1600: 8:49am On Sep 10
Government of lies, no singular credit to Air Peace

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Re: Xenophobic Attacks: 640 Nigerians Register To Return Home – Dabiri-erewa by Crazeworld(m): 8:51am On Sep 10
Hmm
Re: Xenophobic Attacks: 640 Nigerians Register To Return Home – Dabiri-erewa by Enyimbamercedes: 8:52am On Sep 10
The Presidency on one hand claims that no nigerian was killed then on the other hand Abike says they will seek compensation for those killed.

Please which one do we believe

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Re: Xenophobic Attacks: 640 Nigerians Register To Return Home – Dabiri-erewa by profolaolu: 8:53am On Sep 10
Some people are just filled with hatred and bitterness, the government is trying to do something and they are still complaining, sentiment have beclouded their brain that everything has a procedure, you don't jump into other people territory and start doing rubbish.

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Re: Xenophobic Attacks: 640 Nigerians Register To Return Home – Dabiri-erewa by EmmBim(f): 8:55am On Sep 10
Yeah they should come back home
Re: Xenophobic Attacks: 640 Nigerians Register To Return Home – Dabiri-erewa by martineverest(m): 8:56am On Sep 10
majamajic:
if Air Peace didn't send plane , now they are claiming it

before they Said they can't do anything cos most of them have expired passports , so expired passport is not a form of identification ?

now that a private company donate planes for evacuation , they change that TC will be provided to those with expired passport , meanwhile they didn't credit Airpeace in all their statement

they will still make money from the returnees and no assist will be provided for them after landing ,
it's a collaboration...federal government could reduce their tax I'm return

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