Xenophobia: Air Peace offers Nigerians free flights from South Africa

Xenophobia: Air Peace offers Nigerians free flights from South Africa

 

Air Peace has offered free flights to Nigerians willing to return from South Africa over the xenophobic attacks in the country.

Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ferdinand Nwonye, announced this in a statement on Wednesday.

Many Nigerians were affected in the fresh xenophobic attacks that started few days ago in South Africa.

Nwonye said Air Peace volunteered to send an aircraft from Friday to evacuate Nigerians who wish to return to Nigeria “free of charge.”

He said, “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.”  

The attacks on Nigerians has prompted the Federal Government to pull out of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, holding in Capetown, South Africa from September 4th to 6th, according to a Presidential source.

The source added that Nigeria has also demanded for full compensation for the victims of the attacks even as the Foreign Affairs ministry has been directed to immediately work out the modalities for the recall of the Nigerian Ambassador to South Africa.