Nigerians to be evacuated from South Africa on Friday

Nigerians to be evacuated from South Africa on Friday
Source: thestateonlinengr.com
Date: 05-09-2019 Time: 01:09:32:am

Government has said an Air Peace aircraft will be despatched to South Africa on Friday to evacuate Nigerians back home.

This was disclosed on Wednesday through a press statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

This Ministry, however, said that gesture is for those wishing to return from South Africa which is currently in the grip of xenophobic attacks against foreigners, including Nigerians.

The statement reads:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja
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PRESS RELEASE
No: MFA/PR/2019/42

AIR PEACE TO EVACUATE NIGERIANS FROM SOUTH AFRICA

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 from 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.

Signed

Ferdinand Nwonye
Spokesperson
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja
Wednesday, 4 September, 2019