The Nigerian Government has through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, announced that Air Peace Airline would commence the immediate evacuation of Nigerians in South.
Eye9ja reports that the evacuation process is expected to commence from Friday, September 6.
Spokesperson for the Ministry, Ferdinand Nwonye made this known in a statement on Wednesday, September 4 in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
Nwonye said that Mr. Allen Onyema, Proprietor of Air Peace Airline, volunteered to send an aircraft from Friday, Sept. 6, to evacuate Nigerians who wish to return free of charge.
The statement by Nwonye reads; “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform the general public that following the recent xenophobic attack on foreign nationals, including Nigerians in South Africa, the Proprietor of Air Peace Airlines, has volunteered to send an aircraft to evacuate Nigerians.
“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.”