Nigerian Airline proprietor volunteers, partners FG to evacuate Xenophobic victims from South Africa

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Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigeria's Minister of Foreign Affairs.

One of Nigeria’s private airlines, Air Peace, has volunteered to partner with the Federal Government in immediately evacuate Nigerians living in South Africa and who have for persistent times been subjected to Xenophobic treatment back home in Nigeria.

Spokesman of the nation’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ferdinand Nwonye, disclosed this in a statement he issued on Wednesday copy of which was received by The DEFENDER.

According to the statement, Proprietor of the airlines, Chief Allen Onyema, volunteered to send an aircraft from Friday 6th September 2019 to evacuate Nigerians who wish to return to Nigeria free of charge.

The statement read in full: “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”.

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