The next flight airlifting Nigerians who indicated interest to
voluntarily leave South Africa would leave the country on Saturday
(tomorrow), The Nation reports.

The Nigerian government had ordered the immediate evacuation of
Nigerians from South Africa following a renewed xenophobic attack in
the country.

A batch of 187 Nigerians transported by Air Peace had arrived in the
country on Wednesday night with the Nigerian government promising
returnees stipends and entrepreneurship training.

Confirming the takeoff of the second batch from South Africa, Prince
Ben Okoli, President of Nigerian Citizen Association, South Africa
(NICASA) said collation of names is ongoing by the Nigerian embassy in
South Africa.

“We are busy doing the collating of names of intending returnees for
the next flight. Hopefully, according to the consul general, the next
evacuation will be done on Saturday,” he said.


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