The proprietor of Air Peace , 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 , “ 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 .
“ The general public is hereby advised to inform their relatives in South Africa to take advantage of this laudable gesture . ”
It advised interested Nigerians to liaise with the High Commission of Nigeria in Pretoria and the Consulate- General of Nigeria in Johannesburg for further necessary arrangements.