Returnees evacuated from SA : Here are the States with Highest numbers
She also revealed that Kogi and Benue have one returnee each, Abia – 7, Anambra 13, Delta 15, Ebonyi 2, Edo 13, Ekiti 6 and Enugu 7, Kwara 3, Lagos 7, Osun 6, Ondo 6 and Oyo 23
State has 30, the largest number, out of the 187 returnees evacuated from South Africa last week. Imo state was second with 28 citizens.
The numbers follows an accurate profiling of the returnees who escaped from xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
The profile showed that the first batch of the 187 returnees are from 16 states of the federation.
Chairman of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission, (NIDCOM) Abike Dabiri-Erewa, disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja today.
She however urged the state governments and organisations to support the returnees.
Already, letters of appeal are forwarded to the states to solicit for their interventions, Dabiri-Erewa said.
Bank of Industry (BOI) and some telecommunication companies have also provided some support.
NIDCOM boss while announcing the names of the returnees at a press conference on Tuesday said that among the returnees were over 30 children and a widow who has four children.
She also revealed that Kogi and Benue have one returnee each, Abia – 7, Anambra 13, Delta 15, Ebonyi 2, Edo 13, Ekiti 6 and Enugu 7, Kwara 3, Lagos 7, Osun 6, Ondo 6 and Oyo 23.
Accordkng to her the commission are now in talks with every state listed.
Watch a clip of her press conference:
The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, now holding a World Press Conference in her office for updates on the Evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa as we expect the second batch of returnees.#XenophobiaSouthAfrica #XenophobicAttacks pic.twitter.com/qhEulungow— Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (@nidcom_gov) September 16, 2019