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

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

Mr Adama told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a phone meet that the primary group of returnees, are relied upon to withdraw South Africa by 9:00 a.m Wednesday. 

The emissary general additionally unveiled that Air harmony had shown enthusiasm to empty more than 600 Nigerians that were eager to return home after the most recent xenophobic assaults in South Africa. 

"The main flight leaves by 09:00 hours this Wednesday with around 320 travelers and the subsequent bunch will leave on Thursday taking everything into account. 

"We have more than 600 who had demonstrated intrigue. Taking everything into account, with no hitches, the plane will take off by 09:00 hours this Wednesday. 

"The show for the primary flight is prepared, and we are chipping away at the following flight," he said. 

President Muhammadu Buhari had on Monday required the quick departure of Nigerians willing to return home from South Africa following the most recent assaults on Nigerians and other African nationals. 

Buhari gave the mandate when he got a report of the extraordinary emissary to South Africa, the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Abubakar. 

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the director of Air Peace Mr Allen Onyema, had a week ago volunteered to send flying machine to clear Nigerians who wished to return home for nothing. 

"Air Peace is eager to help the Nigerian Government's endeavors in this issue by sending our B777 air ship to empty Nigerians back home," Onyema said. 

Mr Oyema exhorted the returnees against making installment to anybody for their flights to Lagos. 

Onyema asked the returning Nigerians to be careful about unapproved people, allegedly gathering $1,000 from them, including that none of them should pay for the flights. 

He stated, his carrier is especially worried about the security of Nigerians in South Africans following the assaults. 

"We have not assigned or enrolled any operator in South Africa to gather cash in the interest of Air Peace. 

"In this way, no one should pay cash to anybody or gathering of people acting like Air Peace operator or staff. 

"Any Nigerian who has paid cash for repatriation to Nigeria with Air Peace should demand for a discount and report to fitting experts," he said. 

The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, had likewise promised the Federal Government's help to any Nigerian that needed to return home. 

Mrs. Dabiri-Erewa said this after a shut entryway meeting with the Senate Committee on Diaspora and Non-Governmental Organizations in Abuja. 

She said that the returnees would be urged to enlist and partake in the different social intercession projects of the legislature. 

"We will urge them to select little scale pioneering programs with the Bank of Industry under the social venture program. Along these lines, there are things that they can do'', she said.

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