Federal Government Evacuates 167 Nigerians from South Africa


THE Federal Government has evacuated 167 Nigerians from South Africa and is now en-route to Nigeria, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama stated.

Onyeama, in a collection of tweets on his deal with @GeoffreyOnyeama, stated the Nigerians had already departed the O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

“The evacuees who’re returning onboard Air Peace, are to first arrive on the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport earlier than continuing to Lagos.

“Evacuation Update: @flyairpeace conveying 167 Nigerians simply departed O.R. Tambo International Airport Johannesburg, South Africa for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

“Forty-five passengers will disembark in Abuja, and thereafter the airplane will depart for Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos with 122 passengers,” he twitted.

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