LASG, NEMA, Gift Evacuees Cash, Airtime To Settle Down As 315 Persons Return

The second batch of evacuees have been helped to settle down pending when Bank of Industry will commence their intervention. Lagos State Government made available N20, 000 for each of the returnees; while National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) added another N10, 000 to help them with immediate needs. Each of the returnees were also handed a SIM with N40, 000 and two months worth of internet data.

315 Nigerians were airlifted by Air Peace from South Africa on Wednesday. They landed at about 7:22 p.m. They were received at the cargo section of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

The evacuation should have taken place on Tuesday but was stalled due to delayed landing permit to Air Peace by the South African airport authority.

About 320 people were expected but five passengers were said to have been dropped as a result of documentation issues.

Many people were at the airport to receive them. At this point over 1, 000 Nigerians have registered voluntarily to be evacuated from the “Rainbow” nation.

Consular official in South Africa maintained that a good number those who wish to be evacuated have legal residency.

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