Xenophobia: South African Envoys arrive Abuja
Special envoys sent by South Africa President, Cyril Ramaphosa to President Muhammadu Buhari have arrived Abuja.South African Envoys Designated To Beg Nigerians Arrive Abuja
The envoys, led by the Acting South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Bobby Monroe, arrived at the Villa at 2.15pm to meet with the president.
The meetings are part of efforts to end the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians.
Meanwhile, still on Xenophobia, the management of Air Peace has said that it will evacuate the second batch of Nigerians from South Africa Tuesday.
The airline said the flight to Johannesburg would leave by 1:00 am Nigerian time on Tuesday, arrive the OR Tambo International Airport by 6:30 am, depart by 12:00 pm South African time and arrive Nigeria by 7:00 pm the same day.
This was confirmed by the Chairman and CEO of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, who said that the South African authorities wanted the flight to take off in the afternoon because the morning period is usually hectic at the airport.
Onyema also disclosed that out of over the 600 Nigerians that are willing to come home, 360 of them have been cleared for the evacuation, but the airline would airlift 320 in the second batch, which is the capacity of the aircraft, Boeing 777, that would be deployed for the flight.
There are also indications that despite the diplomatic efforts started by the South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, to reach out to other African countries, including Nigeria, many Nigerians still want to leave the country because of the uncertainty and lack of assurance that the hostility could be stopped by the South African government.