Xenophobia: Air Peace To Air Lift Nigerians From South Africa
The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the domestic carrier, Air Peace, Oluwatoyin Olajide, has stated that the airline is willing to evacuate Nigerians residing in South Africa.
In a letter addressed to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Mrs Olajide stated that Air Peace is willing to evacuate Nigerians to complement efforts of the Federal Government to end xenophobia.
She urged the Federal Government to facilitate the rescue of stranded Nigerians in South Africa.
The COO said: “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.”
She urged the Federal Government to should ask the Nigerian Embassy and the South African Government to rescue stranded Nigerians by transporting them to the airport to enable the airline to evacuate them back to Nigeria.