The Federal Government is pressing for compensation for affected Nigerians in the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
This was made known by the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, at the maiden Diaspora Lecture of Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) on Thursday, September 12, 2019.
The lecture was entitled: “Role of Africans in Diaspora in the Transformation of a University of Technology.”
Dabiri–Erewa, who was represented by Mr Abdul-Rahman Balogun, her Special Assistant on Media, noted that the Nigerian government was also putting in place measures to ensure perpetrators were prosecuted and justice is given.
According to her, those that have been evacuated to Nigeria would be well taken care of.
Dabiri-Erewa also enjoined all state governments to create a Diaspora Desk, saying Nigeria has the highest diaspora potentials in Africa and the third in the world.
Dabiri-Erewa, Dr Mohammed Mustapha Lecky and Dr Babatope Agbeyo were given Goodwill Ambassador awards by FUTA management.