Nigerians living in South Africa are spreading prosperity in their host country through entrepreneurship. 

Those living in Rustenburg, in the North-West Province of the country have set up no fewer than 200 small businesses in the area.

According to Mr Chikaodili Nwanedo, who is the Chairman of Nigeria Union in Rustenburg told reporters on Tuesday that the aim was to create employment and keep the youth immigrants 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, were 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.