Another 327 Nigerians to be Evacuated from South Africa Thursday


•As 313 arrive today

By Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja

The federal government has revealed that the second batch of Nigerians who are 327 in number would be evacuated from South Africa on Thursday or Friday following the recent xenophobic attacks.

A senior staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kimiebi Ebienfa, in a short statement issued on Wednesday also revealed that 313 Nigerian national were ready for evacuation Wednesday.

He said that Air Peace aircraft would depart Johannesburg at 9:00 a.m local time Wednesday, while the expected time of arrival in Lagos is 2p.m local time.

Ebienfa noted that the returnees would be received on arrival by senior officials of the ministry.

He said, “313 Nigerian Nationals ready for evacuation today. 640 registered. Second batch to be evacuated on Thursday or Friday.”

Meanwhile, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama will lead Nigerian delegation to ministerial meeting of extraordinary…

Source: Thisday Newspaper