The first batch consisting of 84 Nigerians will be returning from South Africa by 2pm on Wednesday. This is due to the xenophobic attacks taking place in South Africa.
The first batch will be arriving alongside the Minister of Foreign Affairs at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.
This was made known by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in an update issued to newsmen.
The ministry also made it known that 640 Nigerians have shown interest to be evacuated back to Nigeria. A second batch of Nigerians will arrive the country by Friday.
“The Air peace aircraft which was scheduled to take off at 9. a.m local time was delayed due to the fact that checking in and clearance procedures by immigration are very very slow.
“There are complaints of system failure and out of the 313 confirmed for first batch of evacuation today, only 84 are cleared so far.
“The more the Aircraft waits for the passengers, the higher the amount the Aircraft will pay for Parking,” the ministry stated.