Xenophobia: First Batch Of 320 Nigerians Set To Return From South Africa Today Sept. 11

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The first batch of Nigerians is set to return home from South Africa following the xenophobic outrage in that country.

 The Consul General of Nigeria in Johannesburg, Godwin Adama, has said that the first batch of the Nigerian returnees from South Africa would depart South Africa for Lagos on Wednesday.


Mr Adama told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview that the first batch of returnees, are expected to depart South Africa by 9:00 a.m Wednesday.

The consul general also disclosed that Air peace had indicated interest to evacuate over 600 Nigerians that were willing to return home following the latest xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

“The first flight leaves by 09:00 hours this Wednesday with about 320 passengers and the second batch will leave on Thursday all things being equal.

“We have over 600 who had indicated interest. All things being equal, without any hitches, the plane will take off by 09:00 hours this Wednesday.

“The manifest for the first flight is ready, and we are working on the next flight,”
 he said.

President Muhammadu Buhari had on Monday called for the immediate evacuation of Nigerians willing to return home from South Africa following the latest attacks on Nigerians and other African nationals.

Buhari gave the directive when he received a report of the special envoy to South Africa, the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Abubakar.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the chairman of Air Peace Mr Allen Onyema, had last week volunteered to send aircraft to evacuate Nigerians who wished to return home for free.

“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.

Mr Oyema advised the returnees against making payment to anyone for their flights to Lagos.

Onyema urged the returning Nigerians to be wary of unauthorised persons, reportedly collecting $1,000 from them, adding that none of them should pay for the flights.

He said, his airline is particularly concerned about the safety of Nigerians in South Africans following the attacks.

“We have not designated or recruited any agent in South Africa to collect money on behalf of Air Peace.

“So, nobody should pay money to anyone or group of persons posing as Air Peace agent or staff.

“Any Nigerian who has paid money for repatriation to Nigeria with Air Peace should request for a refund and report to appropriate authorities,”
 he said.

The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, had also pledged the Federal Government’s support to any Nigerian that wanted to return home.

Mrs. Dabiri-Erewa said this after a closed-door meeting with the Senate Committee on Diaspora and Non-Governmental Organisations in Abuja.

She said that the returnees would be encouraged to enroll and participate in the various social intervention programmes of the government.

“We will encourage them to enroll in small scale entrepreneurial programmes with the Bank of Industry under the social investment programme. So, there are things that they can do’’, she said.




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Ogaoo....this people sha


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Otiky Isong
5 days ago


 

Leave their country for them
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Moses Ime Etim
5 days ago

Home is better 


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Osagie Josep
5 days ago

Better to come home than die in that curse land of South africa


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Monday Joseph
5 days ago

It's good like dat


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Olumide Pius
5 days ago

Better come home 


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let them go backooo


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God in control.. Weldone Mr President
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Samuel Bernard
5 days ago

Please come back


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Lucky Friday
5 days ago


 

First barch, abi
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I hate Nigerian Government by Catches Those make damage in Shoprite instead of warn them and release why show them off to south Africa despite they didnt do what we did


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This people sef


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SA is raging a war


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what a sad news
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Okay let them come back


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Home is better


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Chukwu Michael
4 days ago

.this people sha


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So they even get batches


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Let's hope they will be given the stated stipend by the FG. 


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Please come back home


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