Ondo State Governor, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has presented a cash gift of N100, 000 to each of the 20 South African returnees of the state origin to enable them re-settle them in their various communities.
KanyiDaily recalls that some Nigerians were evacuated from South Africa following the violent xenophobic attacks against foreign nationals in the country.
While presenting the cash gift to returnees over the weekend in his office, Governor Akeredolu promised to give the necessary support and provide an enabling environment for them to start a new life.
The governor who was represented by his deputy, Agboola Ajayi, condemned the attacks in South Africa which he described as barbaric. He charged the returnees not to be discouraged by what happened to them but be ready to start a new life.
“Because of what happened to you, don’t be hostile to any foreigner around you so that African countries could be a better place for all,” he said.
Akeredolu assured the returnees of his administration’s readiness to assist them in settling down in their various communities and ameliorate their present conditions.