Xenophobia: Nigeria get liver to quarrel wit South Africa?
Home sweet home for 188 Nigerians wey land Lagos last night afta dem decide to leave South Africa sake of attacks on foreigners.
But pipo just dey reason how dem wan start dia lives all over.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, wey be di oga for one Nigeria goment office for foreigners say plan dey to help dem start up bizness through Bank of Industry.
Dabiri-Erewa tell di returnees on Wednesday night wen she welcome dem for Cargo area of Murtala Muhammed Airport on behalf of federal goment say dem go get SIM cards loaded with N40,000 recharge card, chikeni money for transport to dia various locations and dat di bank of Industry dey on ground to give dem small money wey go help dem start a business.
- Wetin xenophobia mean, how e take start
- Goment go epp Nigerians wey dey return from South Africa with 'shikini' moni
Di recent Xenophobic attack wey happun for South Africa don make pipo para say make goment protect di lives of Nigerians wey dey live for di kontri. Na dis Xenophobia make President Muhammadu Buhari order say make dem carry plane go comot all Nigerians wey dey willing to leave South Africa.
Over 600 pipo na im don register to return home. Wit nearly 200 million population, Nigerians dey find hustle go oda kontris sake of say condition hard for many of dem wey dey live inside Nigeria.
For inside South Africa alone, e pass 800,000 Nigerians wey dey live dia as foreigners according to Nigerian Union South Africa (NUSA).
Chairman of Air Peace airlines Allen Onyeama wey volunteer di free flights and follow goment ogas to receive di pipo wey return, e tok say dis na di first of many flights for im airline, say dem no go stop till everi Nigerian wey wan comot South Africa return to di kontri.
Na 320 Nigerians suppose enta di kontri as at Wednesday but tori be say wahala on top travel documents with South African officials na im make 187 pipo only fit travel. We hear say, some Nigerians wey bin dey cari di Emergency Travel certificates bin no dey allowed to cari dia family joinbodi travel.
So di big question na weda Nigeria get liver to quarrel wit South Africa?
Di Oga for di Nigeria-South Africa chamber of commerce, Foluso Philips tok with BBC say 'Trade na di main benefit of di relationship wey dey between di two kontri'
Im say 'di crude oil wey Nigeria dey sell give South Africa no dey drive dia economy as well as wetin South Africa dey sell give Nigeria- dis na household equipment and consumables wey dem dey produce'.
E add say 'If we leave goods mata, South Africa still dey benefit from Nigerians wey be professionals for di kontri, say di service wey dem dey render dey very important and nah why dem employ dem for dia'.
Di way oga Philips tok di mata, im sound like say Nigeria na im go lose pass if di do kontries begin quarrel each oda.
Few Months ago, tori pipo for Punch bin report say Di Chairmo of Nigerians in diaspora commission, Abike Dabiri Erewa say Ghana don deport over 500 Nigerians for 2019
If neighbouring African kontries dey send Nigerians come back house, wetin be di hope of Plenti young pipo wey wan comot di kontri sake of say di economy dey bad
In 2018, The Pew Research Centre release report say 74% of Nigerians go wan comot for di kontri if dem get di chance.
With the way pipo dey queue for airport, person fit think say di percentage go high pass dat one.
Professor Nwokoma Ndubuisi, wey be sabi pesin for economy say 'If katakata happun between south Africa and Nigeria, both kontri get price to pay for business mata'
Im add say South Africa go suffer pass as dia investment for Nigeria pass wetin Nigeria get for dia kontri.