The second batch of Nigerians who have indicated interest to voluntarily leave South Africa will be airlifted on Saturday, September 14, according to The Nation.
The first batch of 187 Nigerians, who were transported by Air Peace, arrived in the country on Wednesday, September 11 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.
He said, “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.”
The Nigerian government had ordered the immediate evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa following a renewed xenophobic attack in the country.