Air Peace, Nigeria’s largest local airline with international operations said it will airlift Nigerians out of South Africa for free.
The airline said it is offering the support to help Nigerians get out of South Africa after Nigerians were savagely attacked and their property were randomly destroyed and looted.
A statement by the Federal ministry of foreign affairs said Air Peace’s managing director, Chief Allen Onyema, has provided an aircraft to evacuate Nigerians who wished to return home on account of the xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
The aircraft will be available for the airlift operations from Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated on Wednesday.
The MFA spokesman, Ferdinand Nwonye said in a statement that:
“The ministry 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 September 6, 2019, to evacuate Nigerians who wish to return to Nigeria free of charge.”
Yesterday, Nigeria withdrew its participation from the ongoing World Economic Forum for Africa in Cape Town South Africa.
Nigeria has also announced that it could recall its ambassador to South Africa amongst other plans to register its displeasure on the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other Africans.