Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, has said that the Federal Government is pressing for compensation for Nigerians affected by recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Dabiri-Erewa stated this at the maiden Diaspora Lecture of the Federal University of Technology, Akure.
The lecture was entitled: “Role of Africans in Diaspora in the Transformation of a University of Technology.” Dabiri–Erewa, who was represented by Mr Abdul-Rahman Balogun, her Special Assistant on Media, noted that the Nigerian government was also putting in place measures to ensure perpetrators were prosecuted and justice is obtained. According to her, those that have been evacuated to Nigeria would be well taken care of.
Dabiri-Erewa also enjoined all state governments to create a Diaspora Desk, saying Nigeria has the highest diaspora potentials in Africa and the third in the world.