First batch of 320 Nigerians to depart South Africa Wednesday – Envoy

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

Adama told the News Agency of Nigeria 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 willing to return to their country following the latest xenophobic attacks.

“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.

Credit: NAN