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Nigerians set up 200 small businesses in South African province

Chairman of  Nigeria Union in North West Province of South Africa,  Mr.  Chacaodili Nwanedo, says Nigerians have set up no fewer than  200 small businesses in the area.

Nwanedo in Rustenburg, North West Province of South Africa, on Tuesday, that the aim was to create employment and keep the youths busy.

“ Nigerians in the province have set up small businesses in  vocations such as  barbing, auto mechanic, hair dressing, trading ,food restaurant and construction.

“ They employ fellow Nigerians and  South Africans. The union assists  them to advertise and get clients for their businesses,”  he said.

Nwanedo said the strategy had worked as Nigerians, especially youths,  are now busy and sustaining  themselves and their  families.

The chairman also said that the union often embarks on  enlightenment campaign against drug abuse and prostitution.

“ This is also in line with a similar one done by our national body. We have sustained the awareness  campaign  and we are happy that Nigerians in the province are responding to it,” he said.

Nwanedo said  the five ward chapters  of the union in the province meet regularly to discuss the welfare of Nigerians  and how to assist one another.  (NAN)

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