Air Peace ready to evacuate Nigerians from Sudan — CEO
Air Peace, a private airline in Nigeria has disclosed its readiness to evacuate stranded Nigerians in Sudan, North-East Africa for free if the Federal Government can get them to a safe and secure airport in any of the neighbouring countries bordering Sudan.
This was disclosed in a statement on Monday by the Chairman and Chief Executive Office of the airline, Allen Onyema.
He noted that Nigerian students and others stranded in the war-racked nation have urgent “needs our help.”
Onyema said he is compelled to help because Nigeria cannot afford to lose her citizens in that country, adding that it would be his own commitment to making sure that the stranded Nigerians in the war-torn country are safe.
In 2019, Air Peace deployed flights to evacuate Nigerians in South Africa when the xenophobic attack against Africans living in that country threatened the lives of Nigerians.
The PUNCH reports that the Federal Government was making preparations to evacuate about 5,500 stranded Nigerians out of Sudan through the Egyptian town of Luxor.
It was gathered that the Federal Government was seeking Egypt’s support so that the stranded Nigerians could be moved to Luxor.
The Director of Special Duties of the National Emergency Management Agency, who doubles as Chairman of NEMA’s Committee for the Evacuation of the Stranded Nigerians from Sudan, Dr Onimode Bandele, said the FG was meeting with government officials in Egypt on how to move Nigerians out of Sudan through Egypt.
SOURCE: PUNCH NEWSPAPER