817 Nigerians Still Waiting To Be Evacuated From South Africa – FG


No fewer than 817 Nigerians are yet to be evacuated from South Africa as of Tuesday, the Federal Government of Nigeria confirms.

The FG had on Wednesday last week evacuated 187 Nigerians from South Africa following  xenophobic attacks on them and other Africans.

On Tuesday, the Consul-General, Nigerian High Commission in South Africa, Godwin Adama, confirmed that the number of those who had registered  for evacuation had increased to 1,004, Punch reports. .

Last week, the Federal Government had said 604 registered for evacuation.

No fewer than 320 were supposed to be evacuated on Tuesday, but the exercise was delayed because South Africa initially did not grant an Air Peace aircraft, a landing permit.

The Consul-General, Nigerian High Commission in South Africa, stated that 320 Nigerians would be evacuated on Wednesday.

According to him,  the technical issues faced during the first evacuation are being addressed.

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