Nigerians in South Africa Preparing To Return Home.

Nigerians in South Africa Preparing To Return Home.

Many Nigerians who live in South Africa are planning to return home claiming South Africa is becoming more hostile to them.

Other than the threats by some South Africa communities recently that Nigerians should go back to their country, many of these economic immigrants say the South African economy and social structure are not conducive anymore.

Chinma Enebeli, a Nigerian trader in Johannesburg says getting residential permit renewed is one of the major reasons he is going home.

He laments: ” I brought money to this country to do business. But you can’t even get your permit renewed legally. It’s frustrating”.

In a related development, one hundred and seventy-five (175) Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya on Tuesday (June 20) aboard a chartered Nouvelair aircraft with registration number TS-INA.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the aircraft landed at 7.50p.m at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

The returnees were made up of 34 males, 122 females, 10 children and nine infants.

They were brought back by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Nigerian Embassy in Libya.

The returnees were received at the Hajj Camp area of the airport by officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the Police.

The social media is agog with advice that Nigerians should to stay back and contribute to the socio-economic development of the country.

Ironically, millions of Nigerian youth still believe seeking greener pasture elsewhere is their only escape from the economic woe plaguing the country.

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