Oyo State Deputy Governor, Mr. Rauf Olaniyan, on Wednesday formally received 30 victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, who are indigenes of the state.
Olaniyan, who received the returnees on behalf of Governor Seyi Makinde, assured them of the state government’s assistance.
He said the assistance would not be monetary “but a proper profiling of the returnees will be done to know specific areas to assist them; thereafter, they would make their proposals.”
Olaniyan said that the state government would consider those that qualified for government jobs, when the state was ready to recruit workers.
He enjoined the returnees to abstain from any criminal acts, but see their return to their home-state as an opportunity to excel.
Olaniyan said the current administration in the state was working hard to provide favourable atmosphere for everyone to prosper.
The deputy governor announced a donation of a token of N30,000 to each of the 30 returnees as transport allowance back to their respective towns and villages.
Some of the returnees, Temilade Olakojo, Oluwaseun Okeleye and Bolatito Lawal, pleaded with the state government to assist them, saying they returned to Nigeria with nothing as they had lost everything in South Africa.