Former Kaduna State senator, Shehe Sani had given his thoughts on what the Federal Government should do for returnee Nigerians in the wake of xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
He says the Federal Government must ensure it makes adequate provision for Nigerians returning from South Africa but this shouldn’t be in terms of TraderMoni, he quips.
You would recall that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had announced that Air Peace had volunteered to send an aircraft to South Africa on Friday, September 6th to evacuate Nigerians who wished to leave South Africa free of charge.
I am guessing that they are asking what Nigerians and Ethiopians are doing in SA.
My advise to Nigerians that are threatened by this #Xenophobia is for them to leave ASAP. South African government can't help us or help them.@afalli @ChifeDr @TunjiLardner @julietkego @asemota https://t.co/AhQK4N5wC0
— Emeka Azuka Okoye (@EmekaOkoye) September 8, 2019
This came on the heels of the escalated xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
The ministry had advised Nigerians to liaise with Nigeria’s High Commission in Pretoria and the Nigerian Consulate in Johannesburg for necessary arrangement.
The former senator tweeting via his twitter account Sunday evening said, ”The FG should make adequate arrangements and give reasonable support to Nigerians who decided to return home and begin a new life..and abeg don’t even think of linking them up with VP’s tradermoni 10k..biko!”
However several Nigerians lashed out at him with twitter user @Beloummy saying, ”That 10k is enough to jump-start the woman selling vegetables in the village market school. So look for better jabs next time, when trying to throw one Ex-Senator!” and another saying ”They have to start from somewhere innit? I keep saying it, this bush in your head beclouds your reasoning. So the VP should give them millions to start off. Baloney.”
See more reactions below:
You are one of those that work less and earn more in this country, how much did NASS spent on getting you guys cars? I'm sorry to say sir, you are one of the problem of this country
Trader moni is now your problem, God is watching
— olalekzy?? (@Hhorlamilekan) September 9, 2019
I believe u knw they're no any better than the millions of Nigerians who've chosen to remain home to support their Gov't in restoring our Nat'l glory. Lest u forget, you're part of the leaders who took home millions of $ in the name of constituency project with nothing to show.
— Mr. Khaleed I. Angale™® (@AngaleKhalid) September 9, 2019
Just like the 5k campaign promise of APC in 2015 that was a mirage, so as trademoni was one of the salable scam emanating from the office of the Vp.
— Frank Arinzechukwu (@MazifrankArinze) September 8, 2019
Spot on as many of our brothers and sisters in SA are willing to return back home.
Am scared because clueless Buhari will had expedite actions assuming is cows that are stranded in SA.
What an administration that only cares for Cows than human lives.
Today 100days of failures
— Ade Peter Ayim (@ayim111) September 8, 2019