FG begins evacuation of distressed Nigerians in South Africa


Evacuation of Nigerians affected in the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa begins  from September 7, 2019.

The exercise was initially scheduled for Friday, September 6.

In a statement signed by Minister for Consular and Immigration at the Nigerian Consular in Johannesburg South Africa, Anthony Ogbe emphasised that the exercise is free and there will be no payment for documents for those without passports.

He noted that Interested Nigerians are encouraged to register and be prepared to travel by Saturday after the providing necessary information.

This is coming hours after the management of Air Peace announced on Friday that the evacuation would not begin as scheduled caused most persons interested in the offer had expired papers.

Xenophobic crisis in South African has many Nigerians stranded following the destruction of their business by angry mobs.

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