Xenophobia: Air Peace To Evacuate Nigerians From South Africa
The federal government has said that Nigerians who wish to leave South Africa in the wake of xenophobic attacks, will be evacuated from the country by Air Peace on Friday, Igbere TV reports.
In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and obtained by Igbere TV on Wednesday, it said the move was not compulsory but for only those who are willing to leave South Africa.
The statement issued by Mr Ferdinand Nwoye, the Ministry’s Spokesperson reads;
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform the general public that following the recent unfortunate xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals, including Nigerians in South Africa, the Proprietor of Air Peace Airlines Chief Allen Onyema, has volunteered to send an aircraft on Friday 6th September 2019 to evacuate Nigerians who wish to return to Nigeria free of charge.
“The general public is hereby advised to inform their relatives in South Africa to take advantage of this laudable gesture. Interested Nigerians are therefore advised to liaise with the High Commission of Nigeria in Pretoria and the Consulate General of Nigeria in Johannesburg for further necessary arrangement.”