Air Peace has offered to evaluate stranded Nigerians in South Africa over the ongoing xenophobic attacks in the country.
This was disclosed in a letter addressed to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, on Wednesday by the Airline’s Chief Operating Officer, Mrs Oluwatoyin Olajide.
“We cannot fold our hands and watch our fellow Nigerians being killed by South Africans.
“To this end, Air Peace is willing to support the Nigerian government‘s effort in this matter by deploying our B777 aircraft immediately to South Africa to evacuate Nigerians back home,” the statement read.
Ferdinand Nwonye, spokesman of the ministry of foreign affairs, confirmed the offer also in a statement on Wednesday, urging Nigerians to inform their relatives in South Africa to take advantage of the free flights from Friday.
“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.”