Air peace, one of the largest domestic airline in Nigeria has expressed willingness to evacuate Nigerian’s stranded in Sudan at no cost.
This is coming against the backdrop of the uprising currently ongoing in the North-East Africa country.
The airline said that Nigerian students and others stranded in the war racked nation needs urgent help out of the war zone.
This is not the first time Air peace has volunteered to evacuate Nigerian’s in a country under crises
Recall that in 2019 air peace deployed flights to evacuate Nigerian’s in South Africa during the heat of the xenophobic attack against fellow African’s living in that country. A development that threatened the lives of Nigerians
Allen Onyema, the Chairman of Air Peace, disclosed that Nigerians could be moved to a neigbouring country and the airline would fly there and evacuate them, as Sudan’s airspace is closed from civil aviation flights.
According to him: “I am compelled to help because Nigeria cannot afford to lose her citizens in that country
It would be my own commitment to make sure that the stranded Nigerians in the war-torn country are safe
“Everything must not be left for government alone, especially as the situation calls for urgency and immediate action.
“Again, Air Peace is willing to evacuate Nigerians stranded in Sudan free of charge if government can get them to a safe and secure airport in any of the neighbouring countries bordering Sudan.
“Everything must not be left for government and government alone. It will be a privilege and honour of tremendous pride that we will be out there to give every Nigerian stranded in Sudan a sense of pride and oneness in their country.
“We are very ready to do it immediately. No time wasting. Any action that would promote national pride, national cohesion, peace and unity, we are for it. Again, we have no apologies for believing in our nation and loving the nation despite certain national challenges.
“If they are moved to Kenya or Uganda or any other country, we will move in to get them out. Some parents have started calling on us to help. We are ready to do this again and again.”