Another set of Nigerians to return to Nigeria following presidents visit to South Africa
The federal government through the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has disclosed that another 400 Nigerians in South Africa have indicated interest in returning home.
The commission’s spokesman, Abdulrahman Balogun made this disclosure when he led 32 Nigerian returnees of Oyo state origin to the state governor’s office, Ibadan, on Wednesday, October 2. He, however, noted that the decision of those Nigerians to return home or stay back may be influenced by the outcome of the scheduled meeting between the Nigerian government and the South African authorities.
Balogun said: “As of last night, over 400 Nigerians have equally indicated their interest to return home. We normally profile them at our embassy in South Africa to know those who voluntarily want to come back and 400 of them have indicated interest in coming back.
“The president travels to South Africa today (Wednesday) so the talks between Nigeria and South Africa will determine whether those Nigerians will return or not. Some of them may still change their minds. They may think that things have become normal and stay back.
He also noted that Nigerians also faced life-threatening situations in Saudi Arabia and some other Asian countries. He cautioned Nigerians keen on leaving the country that the land abroad may not be greener as envisaged.