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