Thu. Jan 23rd, 2020

Godwin Adama. Nigeria's Consul General in SA

SA Xenophobia: Other Nationals will not be allowed to join Nigerian Evacuees

Nigeria Consul General in Johannesburg, Godwin Adama, says the mission in South Africa has put in place measures to ensure other nationals do not take advantage of the free flight by Air Peace to come into Nigeria.

He also assured that proper measures has been put in place to ease evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa following attacks on them.

Adama on Tuesday in Abuja said that the mission had done proper documentation of those willing to return home.

The consul general said that the two missions in Pretoria and Johannesburg were working assiduously to ensure hitch-free flight for the returnees.

“We are documenting people through the filling of relevant forms with information such as place of birth, state of origin, local government areas.

“We also check nationality and discourage wives with different nationalities to avoid bringing in other nationals. We equally discourage those wanting to take advantage of the flight.

“The two Missions are working together to make a success of the repatriation exercise.

The Chairman of Air Peace, Mr Allen Onyema, had last week volunteered to send aircraft to evacuate Nigerians who wished to return home free of charge.

“Air Peace is willing to support the Nigerian government’s efforts in this matter by deploying our B777 aircraft to evacuate Nigerians back home,” Onyema said.

The Chairman of the Air Peace had also warned the returnees not to pay any money as the exercise was free of charge.

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