Second Batch Of 315 Nigerians Arrive From South Africa
The second batch of 315 Nigerians have landed at the Lagos Airport.
The aircraft touched down about 7.21 pm.
The returnees are being bused to cargo wing of the airport.
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Reporters were however barred from accessing the tarmac because of violation of air safety regulations.
Aviation authorities are protesting how reporters invaded the air side last week when the first batch of 187 Nigerians were evacuated.
Such invasion, it was learnt violated extant aviation regulations.
Dabiri-Erewa said the Nigerian High Commission in South Africa was working to ensure that the hitches in the evacuation were removed.
She, however, stated that the date for the next evacuation was still unknown.
The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who sent delegates to receive the returnees, gave each of them N20,000.
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Unlike the first evacuation, journalists were barred from covering the arrival at the tarmac as security officials were deployed with sniffer dogs to stop them from reaching the area.
One of the returnees, Chukwuekwu Okom, from Delta State,
said Nigerians were constantly being harassed by South African police.
Okom said he was lucky to have survived and returned to Nigeria.
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He said, “I will never go back. I spent six years in South Africa and came back with nothing, but I thank God that I survived.
Things were so tough that I couldn’t pay my rent, I lived on the street for many months. I am back now, I will rather die here than go back.
Olanrewaju Wasiu from Ikorodu, Lagos State, simply said
he was happy to be back home.