Air Peace crew

Nigeria’s biggest carrier, Air Peace, has written to the Federal Government, expressing readiness to evacuate stranded Nigerians from South Africa in the wake of the latest xenophobic attacks in the country.

The airline which made the request in a letter by its Chief Operating Officer, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Olajide, addressed to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama, noted the situation in a South African was unfortunate.

The airline said the gesture was in solidarity with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

“The xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa is an unfortunate event and we cannot fold our hands and watch our fellow Nigerians to be killed by South Africans,” the letter read.

“To this end, Air Peace is willing to support the Nigerian government’s effort in this matter by deploying our B77 aircraft immediately to South Africa to evacuate Nigerians back home

“We humbly plead with the Federal Government to please inform the Nigerian Embassy and the South African Government to rescue the stranded Nigerians by transporting them to the airport to allow Air Peace evacuate them to Nigeria. We would appreciate your unflinching support in this regard.”

The Minister of Foreign Affairs has meanwhile, welcomed the offe, saying it would be a relief to government and Nigerians in South Africa who might be stranded following increasing violence in the country.