Egyptian billionaire offers to buy an island off Italy or Greece to rehouse refugees

If Greece or Italy sell him an island, Naguib Sawiris, the 10th richest man in Africa, says he will host the migrants and offer them jobs in the new country

An Egyptian billionaire has offered to buy an island off Italy or Greece in order to rehouse hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing Syria and other conflicts.

Naguib Sawiris, the 10th richest man in Africa, announced the initiative on Twitter, but said that he had not yet approached the Italian or Greek governments about his plan.

“Greece or Italy sell me an island, I’ll call its independence and host the migrants and provide jobs for them building their new country,” he wrote.

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Source News: Telegraph.co.uk