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Air Peace to evacuate Nigerians from South Africa free of charge; Buhari, Osinbajo, Onyeama strategise 

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Air Peace Chairman and CEO, Allen-Onyema
An Air Peace jet

Following the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreign nationals in South Africa, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that the Proprietor of Air Peace Airlines, Chief Allen Onyema has offered to send an aircraft from Friday, September 6, 2019 to evacuate Nigerians who wish to return to the country free of charge.

A statement by Ferdinand Nwonye, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja advised Nigerians to relay the news to their relatives in South Africa who should liaise with the High Commission of Nigeria in Pretoria and the Consulate General of Nigeria in Johannesburg for further necessary arrangement.

Full text of the statement:

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

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