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Ondo presents N100,000 cash to S.A returnees

Ondo Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu at the weekend presented cash gift of N100, 000 to South Africa returnees of Ondo State origin.

This is part of the measures to resettle them in their various communities.

Gov Akeredolu, who presented the cash gift in his office while receiving the South African returnees, following the xenophobic attack also promised to give 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 xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreign nationals living in South Africa by South Africans.

He described the unwarranted attacks as barbaric and condemnable which should be discouraged.

The governor said President Muhammadu Buhari has also visited South Africa to condemn the ugly incident and look at a lasting solution to the incident.

He particularly charged the returnees not to be discouraged by what had happened to them but be ready to start a new life as they returned safely to their fatherland.

The governor assured them of his administration’s readiness to assist them in settling down in their various communities and ameliorate their present conditions.

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